TRANSPARENCY IS PART OF GOOD GOVERNMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 167, No. 38
(House of Representatives - March 01, 2021)

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  (Mr. POSEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. POSEY. Madam Speaker, transparency has always been a cornerstone 
of good government. Over the past 10 years, we have made important

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progress toward making Congress more transparent and accountable to 
those we serve.
  In 2010, I introduced a resolution calling for a 72-hour period of 
public availability before the House could bring a bill up for a vote, 
so Members of the House and the public could actually see what was in a 
bill before we were asked to vote for it. In 2011, the proposal was 
adopted into House rules as a 3-day rule.
  But, sadly, this year's House rules package abolished that rule. It 
is incredibly sad to see that this House is moving backward and making 
government less open and less accountable to those we were sent here to