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Rep. Love Calls For Ban On Legislators Sneaking Unrelated Policies Into Bills

| by Sean Kelly

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah introduced legislation to limit congressional bills to one subject at a time, as a way to end the loophole that allows controversial legislation to be added on to unrelated, must-pass bills. 

Love’s proposal would be similar to one outlined in the Utah Constitution, which requires that the legislature pass laws containing only one subject that is clearly defined in the title, according to Deseret News.

“Members of both parties have made a habit of passing complex, thousand-page bills without hearings, amendments or debate,” Love said, reports Deseret News. “That process and the collusion that goes with it are why we are $18 trillion in debt and why the American people have lost trust in elected officials."

Love, who blasted President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address for being more concerned with “politics” than with “policies that create upward movement for the good of the American people,” said she expects backlash from politicians who benefit from such a loophole as well as from backroom deals.

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She plans to bring national attention to her legislation and work to get other members of Congress on her side.

Sources: Deseret News, Utah Policy / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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