H. R. 2239 22 May 2003, the bill demanding a paper trail for each vote was introduced by NJ Congressman Rush Holt. The Republican leadership, far from fast-tracking this bill, or allowing it to take its natural course, apparently did not - and has not - allowed it to leave committee. Does anyone have an answer for this? Seriously. What other reason than the obvious would DeLay have for apparently obstructing a process of keeping track of votes in a permanent (and not ephemerally cyberspatial) way? IS there a good answer for holding this bill up? I'm truly interested.