Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and more than two dozen House Republicans are calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to post the final health care bill on the Internet for two weeks prior to any votes in Congress.
"The American people have a right to read and review the final health care bill in a time that is honest, reasonable and fair," Lance and the other lawmakers wrote in a letter to Pelosi. "The American people and Congress deserve a reasonable time to read this legislation and understand exactly what's in it. That's a transparent, simple and common sense request."
Specifically, 32 House Republicans signed Lance's letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking that the final health care legislation will be posted online for 14 days prior to a House vote. Lance said doing so will give the public time to read the bill and bring transparency to the process. READ Lances Letter to Pelosi.
Last year Lance was one of the first members of Congress to post the entire House-passed health care bill on his congressional website.
Thousands of constituents have visited Lance's health care portal lance.house.gov/healthcare to understand more about the health care reform and alternative legislation. Congressman Lance also made copies of the more than 2,000 page bill available to local area libraries for constituents to read and review.