Remember Schoolhouse Rock: “I'm just a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill..."?
Timeless? Yes. True to life? Not exactly.
A classic ‘70s PSA aimed at 8-year-olds watching “Scooby Doo" on Saturday morning isn’t intended to be realistic in all respects. That’s not the point.
But in the real world, if you’re looking to Congress to:
- Approve your policy change
- Block a proposal you oppose or
- Fund your pet issue
You don’t necessarily need a “bill on Capitol Hill.”
And maybe you shouldn’t even want one.