Jim Moran on whether he reads bills: “Are you kidding?”

IVN.us reports:

“The $560 billion 2015 National Defense Authorization Act passed Congress recently, and the details of the bill have military families worried. In addition to the usual appropriations for aircraft, tanks, and buildings, the bill includes funding for fighting military sexual trauma and conducting various research studies, but it cuts service members pay and benefits.

One would hope that members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees carefully read the half-trillion-dollar bill to be sure that nothing was amiss. However, members of Congress admit that they did not read the bill before passing it. …

With so much riding on this 1,600-page bill, the smallest detail could cost millions of dollars. But when asked if members of Congress had read the bill before passing it, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said, ‘Of course not. Are you kidding?’

Moran drew public scorn earlier this year for saying that members of Congress were underpaid and couldn’t live decently in Washington.

He went on to say that he would not read the bill because he trusted ‘the leadership.’ When asked if leadership had read the bill, Moran replied, ‘I know their staff has.’”

And this guy’s career in Congress is being hailed and commemorated…

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