English: March for America brings 200,000 peop...

English: March for America brings 200,000 people to Washington, DC, to call for comprehensive immigration reform. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mike Lee and others complain about the length of proposed laws such as immigration reform. The number of pages in a bill or law is not an indication of its quality; it is an indication of how much compromise was required to produce it. And in Washington now, compromise is not valued by some and is therefore difficult to achieve. Better and shorter bills could be written if the desire for compromise were greater.