Rep. Mike Honda will never be the WBC champ
after his bill cracking down on acronyms.
CONGRESS | DISTRICT 17 | As April Fool’s Day jokes go, it might have been funnier if Rep. Mike Honda announced legislation calling for a mandatory siestas in the workplace, but this one wasn’t bad, either.
Honda’s office sent a press release Wednesday introducing a congressional bill intending to fight back “an avalanche of verbiage in the name of every bill.”
The Accountability and Congressional Responsibility On Naming Your Motions (ACRONYM) Act of 2014 would prohibit the excessive use of words for a bill’s title in order to create a snappy and poignant acronym.
“’We’re getting bills that have over 10 words in the title just so they can spell something that’s supposed to be clever.’ The last straw was The Pension And Social Security Measuring Equivalence Permanent Linking of Everyone’s Actual Savings Environment (PASS ME PLEASE) Act,” said the release.
You could be forgiven for falling for the joke within the first two paragraphs until a number of faux bill titles follow, including the “People Are Ready To Inhabit Saturn And Neptune (PARTISAN) Act” and “National Environmental Versus Economy, Reflection, and OUTcome OF Congressional Outlays, Minus Military Information Technology Terminology, Electricity Enhancement (NEVER OUT OF COMMITTEE) Act.”