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Bill Passed Quietly (Very!) To Make Foreclosing People’s Homes Easier

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The passage of  the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2010 happened very quietly.  Perhaps too quietly, given the number of critical measures the Republican Teabaggers have refused to allow any progress on this year.  As BTD says,

Given the suspicious circumstances of the passage of this bill, the intent seems clear – to make it easier for people to be denied their due process in foreclosure actions.

What suspicious circumstances are we talking about?

Apr 27, 2010: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by voice vote. A record of each representative’s position was not kept.
Sep 27, 2010: This bill passed in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. A record of each senator’s position was not kept.

Sep 27th was immediately prior to the Senate’s decision to take another month-long break.  With 400 bills the House has passed waiting for consideration.  With over 100 official nominees waiting months for their 98-0 Senate confirmations.  With the economy continuing to teeter on the edge of another collapse.  With the climate continuing to warm.  And on it goes.

I can’t think of an acceptable reason why Representatives and Senators would want to keep their names off the record.  This is an example demonstrating all their sweet talk to voters about transparency is utter b.s.  We deserve better.  Of course, if anyone is still wondering why Congress has such low approval numbers or why the Democratic base is unmotivated to vote this year….  This isn’t change we can believe in.

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One thought on “Bill Passed Quietly (Very!) To Make Foreclosing People’s Homes Easier

  1. Notably, the bill was vetoed.

    Most of the bill isn’t terribly controversial or important. But, it is suspicious that a bill validating electronic transactions that have been not up to snuff in recent foreclosures was on the agenda this year.

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