Durbin: ‘Reading Bills Is a Waste of Time’

by Robert Costa

At a press conference this afternoon, Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) pushed back against GOP attempts to read aloud bills that are being hustled through the lame duck.

“I would hope that those senators who have talked about the desecration of the spirit of Christmas would understand that reading bills is a total waste of time,” Durbin said. “The omnibus appropriation bill has now been posted on the Internet for 48 hours. Even a slow-reading senator could be working their way through it by Saturday.”