Joe Lieberman – August 29, 2006

Joe got back to me on the topic of reading. RIF right? Wrong. Should our representatives have to read everything they sign? I believe you’re nodding you head right now or answered aloud “Uh, yea.”

He says he “thoroughly review(s) every measure that comes before the Senate for a vote.” I guess through implication of a review he ‘reads’ each bill. Or does someone on his staff read it then discuss or, wait for it, review the bill with him?

August 29, 2006

Dear Mr. Ploski:

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for proposed legislation entitled the Read the Bills Act. I appreciate your views on this issue, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

According to supporters of this proposed legislation, this initiative would require each Member of Congress to read each word of every bill and every amendment before he or she votes. For my own part, I assure you that I thoroughly review every measure that comes before the Senate for a vote. I take my responsibilities in the Senate extremely seriously and I will continue to properly represent the State of Connecticut.

Please be assured that I will keep in mind the specific views which you shared should this bill be introduced. Additionally, to keep track of future actions on this legislation, should it be introduced, go to the “Bill Tracking” service at http://lieberman.senate.gov/issues/resources.

My official Senate web site is designed to be an on-line office that provides access to constituent services, Connecticut-specific information, and an abundance of information about what I am working on in the Senate on behalf of Connecticut and the nation. I am also pleased to let you know that I have launched an email news update service through my web site. You can sign up for that service by visiting http://lieberman.senate.gov<!– D(["mb","informative and useful.

       Thank you again for letting me know your views and concerns.  Please
contact me if you have any additional questions or comments about our work
in Congress.

                                             Sincerely,

                                             Joseph I. Lieberman
                                             UNITED STATES SENATOR

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Thank you again for letting me know your views and concerns. Please
contact me if you have any additional questions or comments about our work
in Congress.

Sincerely,

Joseph I. Lieberman
UNITED STATES SENATOR
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