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Here’s One Legislator Who Actually Reads the Bills

By Javier Manjarres

After Nancy Pelosi made her infamous “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it” remark in the run up to the passage of ObamaCare, only the most idealistic political observers continued to believe that lawmakers actually read the legislation they ultimately vote on.   

For the most part, congressional staffers and interns are given the task of sifting through bills that are sometimes comprised of hundreds of pages of text. While most members of Congress are given summaries of bills or skim through their text, there are a few members who actually read the longest of bills.

 Take Florida Congressman Bill Posey for instance. Posey took the time to read through the entire first House bill on ObamaCare, aka the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act back in 2010.  According to his staff, Posey read the 2,000+ pages of the bill in four days!

The actual copy that the congressman went through sits prominently on his desk, almost like a badge of honor.  Posey deserves some sort of citation of merit for making it through the entire stomach-churning piece of legislation. Share the post below.


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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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