House Republican Leader John Boehner published a piece on the up and coming web site, BigGovernment. Boehner's piece, "Five Common-Sense Steps to Change a Broken Congress," is excerpted here:
The American people have had it with “business as usual” in Congress. They are fed up with practices such as tucking special-interest provisions into bills behind closed doors, secretly changing bills without a vote, and passing bills no one has read. This has happened for far too long, but never before has the need for reform been more apparent than in the past year under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her Democratic majority.
Americans are demanding change in the way Congress works. Recognizing this, I and other reform-minded congressional Republicans this week will put forth a new transparency initiative – a series of common-sense congressional reforms aimed at bringing some much-needed openness and accountability to the House.
Watch a clip of a related clip on the House floor: