More Continuing Resolution Transparency, Please
One issue that has come to the forefront in the debate over a continuing resolution to fund the government for the remainder of the year is transparency. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and President Barack Obama negotiated a deal on Friday averting a government slowdown behind closed doors and in secret — without any significant consent of the governed. We now have details of the final legislation, yet the American people were completely cut out of this legislative process.
Republicans and Democrats in the House should be commended for the extensive and exhaustive debate on the original continuing resolution debated and passed last month. As I wrote in The Foundry on March 4th, the House debate on the CR was transparent and allowed participation of the American people.