Exchange Information Disclosure Actby Representative Keith Ellison
Posted on 2014-01-16
ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, we are told that the Exchange Information
Disclosure Act is just a good-faith effort to try to get some
transparency. But wait, isn't this bill coming from the same party that
shut the government down to try to kill it? Didn't that just happen?
My memory is not faint about it. My memory is very clear that we
stood here watching the Republican majority shut down all of government
to prevent people from health care access.
And now we are supposed to believe, Oh, we just want to make the bill a little better with transparency. No. What has happened is that millions of people are signing up. People know that if you snatch a benefit from people that they have--and expect to have--that is going to cause issues. And so now the tactics have changed. Instead of an overt 50th repeal bill, now we will just try to undermine it by making a bunch of paper requirements--more distraction, more paperwork, more division, more obstruction.
I think I prefer the days when we just had repeal bills.