Making Government Operations More Open

One Bill = One Idea

One thing I find frustrating is that congress can pass a bill with "hidden" mini laws.

 

For example, congress recently passed a bill to reform credit card companies and it also included a provision allowing people to carry handguns into national parks. What? How do those two ideas relate?

 

Those items should have been two separate bills. I know politics is about compromise; but, I want congress debating the details of credit card reform and not slipping in a gun law so that they can get a few extra votes. This seems disingenuous.

 

Each bill should focus on one idea/concept/law. This only seems fair.

Why Is This Idea Important?

Makes the passage of bills straightforward. Increases the public's understanding of what is being voted on. Helps to reduce backdoor dealing.

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