Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is advocating for a House rules change requiring lawmakers to have a waiting period of at least three days after a bill is introduced before voting on it.
Even though Republicans, who will now control the House in the new Congress, voted on a series of proposed rules changes before the Thanksgiving recess, Massie's has not been voted on yet.
Under Massie's proposal, the House would have to take a minimum of three days to read legislation before it goes to the floor for a vote. An exception to the rule would only apply with the consent of two-thirds of the House, as opposed to a simple majority.
"Regardless of which party has been in the majority, speakers, acting through the majority comprised of their party, have always had enough sway to casually suspend the 3-day rule with only a simple majority," Massie wrote in a Twitter thread. "No good comes from this."
Another exception to the rule would be in the case of a true national emergency, where the rule could be waived through bipartisan agreement if the emergency required congressional action in under 72 hours.
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