Boehner's suggestion, support for a 72-hour mandatory minimum public review period on all major spending bills brought before Congress, sits at #3 on the list with 836 votes.
In effort to help eliminate billions of dollars in wasteful spending, I recently announced my support for a 72-hour mandatory minimum public review period on all major spending bills brought before Congress. This 72-hour review proposal, which would help to prevent taxpayer-funded outrages such as the empty “Airport for No One” in the congressional district of Democratic Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and huge bonuses for AIG executives, is a reform proposal that been advocated by nonpartisan organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a coalition of reform-minded state legislators, and the pro-transparency Sunlight Foundation.
If the Administration chose to support such a review, and follow through on its own promise to allow for five days of public comment on all bills before signing, it would represent a good first step toward greater transparency and accountability in government spending.
Boehner's idea is good on its merits. It'd just be a bonus if he can also use it to pressure Obama into living up to his oft-broken promise of waiting five days before signing legislation. We won't hold our breath though.