Chairman Jeb Hensarling

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Bachus Statement on Agreement to 24 Hour Review


WASHINGTON, Sep 28, 2008 -

Congressman Spencer Bachus, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement today welcoming the news of allowing for the legislation to be made available at least 24 hours before congressional action.

Ranking Member Bachus said, “The fact that this proposed legislation will be published for all Members and the public to see prior to a vote is absolutely critical. Yesterday, I sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and requesting the bill be published at least 24 hours before any congressional vote and I am glad that her staff reported to my staff that has been done at my request. While we realize the magnitude of the economic challenges we face, this gives us all an opportunity to read and understand the legislation.”

Click here for a copy of the letter Bachus sent yesterday.

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