“Schoolhouse Rock has taught generations of Americans how a bill becomes a law,” says Rep. ” said Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in a press release just issued by 11 U.S. Congressmen.
“As most school children can attest,” Stark says, “a bill is just a bill on Capitol Hill until it passes both the House and Senate in identical form and is signed by the President – or Congress overrides his veto. I’m sorry we’ve had to resort to this lawsuit, but I am committed to protecting our democracy.”
11 ranking Members of the United States House of Representatives will be filing a law suit in U.S. District court on Friday seeking a permanent injunction of “Deficit Reduction Act” which George W. Bush signed into law on February 8th of this year, despite its not having passed both houses of Congress.