You might want to think twice about authoring a bill that has bipartisan support as it will surely be used to forward someone else's political agenda.
The latest bill that fits into that category is the port security legislation that up until this afternoon was a sure bet to fly through the Senate. Instead Democrats added numerous provisions that will make it hard for Republicans to now support. Sound familiar? Can anyone say minimum wage?
<rant>We are already 5 years removed from 9/11 and our wonderful leaders in Congress are still trying to work out securing our ports. What is wrong with authoring a bill on one subject and then voting on it without adding on amendments that they know will put the legislation in jeopardy?
I know it's a pipe dream but it sure would be nice to have our elected officials actually accomplish something once in awhile...</rant>