That’s a good question.
A very good question.
However, the full text is, well, not so full. From Sweetness & Light, citing the Washington Examiner, reports that the bill that was voted on on June 26 is not even completely written yet (emphasis, Sweetness & Light):
On the House floor
By: David Freddoso
By all appearances, the House is about to vote on a very long bill of which it has no completed official copy.
Texas Republican Reps. Joe Barton and Louie Gohmert have just asked the chair whether there exists a complete, updated copy of the Waxman-Markey carbon-cap bill.
“If a bill for which there is no copy were to actually pass this body,” Barton asked, “could the bill without a copy be sent to the Senate for its consideration?”
Through a series of parliamentary inquiries, the Republicans learned that the 300-plus page managers’ amendment, added to the bill last night in the House Rules Committee, has not even been been integrated with the official copy of the 1,090-page bill at the House Clerk’s desk, let alone in any other location. The two documents are side-by-side at the desk as the clerk reads through the instructions in the 300 page document for altering the 1,090 page document.
But they cannot be simply combined, because the amendment contains 300 pages of items like this: “Page 15, beginning line 8, strike paragraph (11)…” How many members of Congress do you suppose have gone through it all to see how it changes the bill?
Global Warming is apparently so urgent that we can’t even wait until members of Congress know what they’re voting on.
In other words,
YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES VOTED IN FAVOR OF A BILL THAT HAS YET TO BE WRITTEN.
No one knows what’s in this bill because they haven’t put it all in there yet!
So they can pretty much put anything in there now and we have to comply with it because it’ll be law. Congressional representatives will have no idea.
I will go through the bill as I can and highlight portions of it. I will attempt to do the work your elected officials fail to do.