That Americans for Prosperity and I agree. But today we’re on the same page. AFP is now calling for all votes in subcommittee to be recorded and made available to the public.
“Open government is good no matter what party you’re in,” said Ben Marchi, the group’s director. We couldn’t agree more.
The issue became critical when subcommittees were given the power to kill bills. Effectively, the new rules have meant that as few as three legislators (subcommittees can be as small as five people) can kill a bill.
House Democrats have been pushing for recorded votes ever since. We’ve been joined by good government groups (like the League of Women Voters), many business organizations, and now AFP.