Participatory Politics Is The Kewl

courtesy of the indefatigable slinkerwink – here is an easy to understand summary of how Mark Ups work in the House

The Committee Mark Up Process in the House of Representatives {PDF Warning }

Start with the ‘Summary’ portion – it’s a good one page primer on the mechanics and process – the wonkier among us are free to continue their reading

Knowledge Is Power – if you’re like me, much of the sausage making process is new to you. I am posting in hopes it encourages more of you to participate and more confident in your participation.

Plus, the possibilities for hijinks,gamesmanship, and deal making jump right out at first read

oh and p.s. They really don’t like it when the great unwashed are versed in their parliamentary arcana – so read it and use it –