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April 3, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New Bill Allows for Sufficient Time to Review Legislation

Jesse Rifkin writes the following about a new U.S. House of Representatives bill, the Review Every Act Diligently In Total (READ IT) Resolution (HR 801), for GovTrack Insider:
How fast can you read? Can you read 2,232 pages in only 18 hours? That would be 124 pages per hour for 18 hours without a break and with complete comprehension.
 
If you can’t, then you’re like most members of Congress and nearly every other human being. A new piece of legislation would require members have enough time to actually fully look over the bills they vote on.

Rifkin provides the bill’s context (the “2,232-page omnibus bill to fund the government” that was introduced about 18 hours before the vote), what it does (“allow [House] members to fully review all legislation before votes”), what its supporters say (“the legislation prevents the near-darkness under which politicians must decide whether to approve or vote down what are often extremely consequential pieces of legislation”), and its odds of passage (uncertain).

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