The House of Representatives and Senate passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill on Monday after lawmakers were given about six hours to review the nearly 6,000-page bill when it went live online at 2 p.m.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., was quick to blast the short timeframe, arguing lawmakers “have not read this bill.”
“It’s over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours,” she tweeted. “This isn’t governance. It’s hostage-taking.”
She pointed out that the public also needs to be given a chance to see the bill with enough time to contact their representatives to let them know how they feel.
“Members are reeling right now because they don’t have time to consult with their communities,” she added.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took to Twitter to say that…