Members of both the United States Congress and Senate announced this week they are seeking the public’s help to try and remember legislation they were planning to pass a month ago.
In a rare display of unity, nearly all congressmen and senators signed a bill Monday to investigate the case of collective amnesia surrounding a bipartisan bill that had been debated in Washington as recently as last week but has since been mysteriously forgotten by all parties involved.
Early results from an independent research team have concluded the bill likely had something to do with freedom of speech or violence, and that it may have rhymed with something like “Rump Socks”.
“I just can’t for the life of me remember what we were talking about”, Republican Senator Susan Collins told reporters earlier today. “We’re all pretty sure it was something important, part of me thinks it even had to with saving lives. Those words do sound familiar though, ‘rump socks’. It was definitely something like that, maybe ‘chump locks’, or ‘stump talks’, that could make sense, right? It’s so frustrating because I know for once we had bipartisan agreement on this thing.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan also added his thoughts on the odd case of memory loss. “Frankly, this is terrifying, because I was almost certainly involved in this bill as well. I was even speaking with Wayne LaPierre today, the head of the NRA, and he was saying he thinks he was involved in some way too. Fortunately, he reassured me that if it had been a big deal, we probably wouldn’t have all forgotten about it.”
Some have suggested this might be the result of a sophisticated attack on the homeland by a foreign power. Others say it’s just a sign of government incompetence.
Either way, recalling this proposed legislation won’t make much of a difference in the short term. The executive order Donald Trump signed into law on October 3rd following the Las Vegas massacre, where Stephen Paddock murdered 58 Americans with bump stock modified rifles, states that no new laws can be passed within 8 months of a national tragedy.
If anyone out there remembers any details regarding this important life-saving bill, please contact your local congressman and let them know.