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Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 6:46 p.m. MDT

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tabuno
Clearfield, UT

Having written a Master's thesis that included studying legislative staff, it's somewhat misleading for Utah Senator Lee to expect any U.S. Senator to read most any legislative bill word for word regardless of the time allotted. Such review and research is conducted primarily by legislative committee and Congressional member staff. It is the staff that read the line by line bill and much of it is technical and not particularly relevant to the actual pockets of major policy issues in the law. Thus if Sen. Lee and Congressional staff members can stay awake like numerous doctors and their interns for 24 or 36 hours straight saving lives, I'd imagine that the scheduled congressional hearings will offer sufficient time to identify the real important sections of the proposed law to be able to ask pertinent questions. Hopefully, it is the staff of those Gang of Six who hopefully have done their homework and who will be able to answer the relevant important questions. Let's not hide behind the height of the stack of pages of the law to defeat this law.

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