Utah Rep. Mia Love renews call for single-subject bills in Congress
January 15, 2017
By Ryan Morgan
Jan 15, 2017 9:39am
SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Mia Love is renewing her efforts to increase congressional transparency through single-subject bills with clear titles.
The Utah Republican introduced the bill last year to curb the practice of passing complicated, multifaceted bills or attaching unrelated items to crucial appropriations bills.
Love’s goal has been to force legislation to pass or fail on its own merits, while increasing the transparency of policymaking.
The bill reflects similar policy in 42 states, including Utah, which require legislation passed at the state level to follow this method of simplicity and transparency with one subject and an accurate title to reflect the proposed policy.
Attaching extra items to last-minute bills causes problems, Love said.
“It puts members in the position to vote for something that they said they would never vote for that is attached to something that they promised they always would vote for,” she said Thursday on KSL Newsradio’s “The Doug Wright Show.”
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