CNSNews.com: “Have you read all 1,648 pages of the National Defense Authorization Bill, the final text?”
Jackson Lee: “I have the bill in my office and I am not prepared to vote on a bill that I am still reading, and so I’ll be on the floor raising the point of putting this bill on the floor without the opportunity for a full discussion on the questions of war and peace.”
CNSNews.com: “So you’re planning to read all of it before you vote on it?”
Jackson Lee: “If I have that finished, I’ll make a determination whether the Republicans have adequately provided members a time on the floor to debate it and a time on the floor to know the complete contents of the bill.”
The 1,648-page bill includes several non-defense provisions, including the creation of new national parks and the establishment of a commission to develop a plan for a National Museum of Women’s History.