Star Tribune: Paulsen delivers a little light reading to local libraries

Pundits and politicians have been lifting the nearly 2,000 page Democratic health care reform proposal on television for days, but Rep. Erik Paulsen wants Minnesotans to see it for themselves.

The Republican congressman, whose district is just west of the Twin Cities, announced today that he will be distributing copies of the bill to local libraries so his constituents have a chance to read it before the House brings it to the floor. The bill will go to Southdale Library, Ridgedale Library and Brookdale Library.

Paulsen has previously supported legislation which would require legislation to be posted online 72 hours before a vote. He also posted links to the bill on his Web site.

“With the U.S. House of Representatives expected to debate the bill and possibly vote on it as early as this week, every member of Congress needs to carefully review this bill – and I want to ensure my constituents have the same opportunity,” Paulsen said in a statement.

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