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    Should members of Congress be required to make public a written explanation, in detail, for their vote on each piece of legislation? Shouldn't the public be entitled to know why representatives voted the way they did on legislation?

    And, shouldn't the public be made aware of each representative's vote before a piece of legislation comes to floor for a vote? Should we also be entitled to know if any pork, and what pork, or other amendments are attacked by what representative, before the bill comes up for a vote?

    In other words, shouldn't complete transparency be the law?
     
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    Sounds good.

    at least we'd have a record of why they're doing what they're doing.
     
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    Such a statement should include details as to the constitutional basis for their vote. We should hold the Constitution against them like a cross to a vampire.
     
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    You want to force them to read the Constitution?

    Take classes on it's meaning?

    Don't they have enough to do now without adding more homework
     
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    They'll just have to cut back on that taxpayer-funded campaign time a bit.
     
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    You're absolutely correct.
     
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    They do nothing now. If you don't believe that, take a look at Main Street America.
     
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    My sarcasm doesn't show well on a msg board. I should look up and emoticon for it.
     
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    You did great.
     
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    There are a few government websites where one can see who voted for what, or just look at their state legislators. Everything they do is online, you just have to look for it. If you want to see legislation that is introduced and the phases it goes through, Legiscan is a good site.
    This will get you started:
    Congressional Votes Database - GovTrack.us
     
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