February 25, 2010

Boehner promises a more transparent House

House Republican leader John Boehner has promised to run things more transparently if Republicans take the House in November:

Mr. Boehner’s promises focus mainly on transparency, a new cause of House Republicans. He said he would require that bills be posted online for at least three days before any votes, Rules Committee meetings would be televised, lawmakers would be prohibited from seeking money to build projects named for themselves and pet projects could not be added to bills at the last minute.

Transparency promises are as non-controversial as American flags and apple pie, but I'm glad he went on record supporting some concrete proposals. Should he become Speaker, let's hope he'll follow through.