The Republican tax plan was just passed, and there's a bit of uproar about the way it was released. Several of the Democratic congressmen have complained they were not able to read it, both because the time period they were given was too small and because they claimed some of the handwritten text was illegible.
Without taking a political side on this particular instance, I feel that this implies a party could deliberately push a bill knowing full well the other party would not have an opportunity to know what they were voting on. It seems one could poorly hand-write a few hundred pages as the final draft, and release it with far too little time for it to be read.
Is there any legislation preventing this from happening? Are there actions a congressman could take to delay a vote until a "fair" time period had passed?