Back in 2009, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was very outspoken about House members voting for a health care bill that they did not, in fact, even read.
Ryan was not yet in his current position as Speaker of the House at the time and took his Democratic brethren to task for passing Obamacare without even giving the bill a thorough read or know what its cost would be to the American people.
“Before members even had time to read the 1,000-page bill, it already has cleared two major House committees and is set to be fast tracked through Congress in the days and weeks ahead,” wrote Ryan in an op-ed published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel eight years ago. “Those members of Congress who voted for this bill already did so without knowing what the legislation costs. Before it’s too late, let’s take a closer look.”
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 4, 2017
Now with the House narrowly passing the American Health Care Act bill, more than one member of Ryan’s party has done exactly what he previously railed about.
Both Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) have publicly admitted that they voted ‘yes’ for the AHCA but did not read the lengthy bill. And the Congressional Budget Office has yet to put out an estimated cost.
H/T: The Blaze
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