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The Read the Constitution Bill

August 28, 2009 - by Paul Blumenthal

Like the ducks that fill McPherson Square in their trip down south for the winter, there are a number of bills that are introduced in every Congress as though they were simply part of the cyclical nature of the institution. The most famous of these is the national health care bill sponsored every Congress by Rep. John Dingell which always bears the bill number H.R. 15. A recent entrant into the perennial bill category is one introduced by Rep. Michael Conaway that would require every congressman to read the Constitution at the beginning of each Congress.

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