Read the Bills Act

Read the Bills Act

Make Congress read every word of every rule they impose on you.

Read The Bills Act

RTBA (the Read the Bills Act) has already been introduced in the Senate – S. 3879. RTBA would…

  • Make their bills shorter and more humble
  • End the “rubber stamp” growth of government
  • Foster deliberation and debate
  • Give you and your political allies more time to rally opposition to bad legislation

RTBA includes…

  • A requirement that half the members sit and listen to a word-for-word reading of the bill
  • Both the old and new text of any provision to be amended must be included. That way, no lobbyist “funny business” sneaks by
  • Each member of Congress who votes Yes must sign an affidavit that he or she has read every word of the bill
  • Bills must be posted online for seven days prior to a vote so that citizens, like YOU – or experts you trust, like Agenda Setters – can also have time to review it and provide commentary

Will it actually work? Courts will be prohibited from enforcing laws passed in violation of the one-subject requirement. And here’s how we’ll pass RTBA…

Direct, in-person requests by 300 constituents – visiting local congressional offices in constant waves of 3, 5, or 6 – should lead your representative to sponsor this bill. Similar groups of 300 will be at work in every congressional district.

  • No local meetings will be scheduled until all 300 people are committed.
  • You can go at a time convenient to you.
  • You won’t have to speak much unless you want to.
  • When we have a majority of congressional sponsors the bill will pass and the world will change.

Set the agenda for Congress. Become an Agenda Setter. Join The 300 by filling out this form…