The Office of the Clerk began beta testing this new H.264 live streaming feed for mobile devices last week. Here I am watching from my iPad as the House passed bipartisan legislation reining in excessive regulations that threaten jobs. As you can see, each page also includes an ongoing summary of floor proceedings and votes:
Anyone with a mobile device that has streaming capabilities now has access to video of what’s happening in Congress, as it happens. But since this feature is still in beta, please leave a comment below if you experience any difficulties. Be sure to note your device (iPhone? Blackberry?), operating system (iOS? Android?), and connection speed (Wi-fi? 3G?); we’ll pass your note along to the Clerk’s office.
Mobile streaming on Houselive.gov is one more example of the new House majority keeping its pledge to make Congress more transparent and accountable. Read more below for other ways the House is using digital technology to make lawmakers, staff, and the legislative process more open and accessible to the American people:
- #FollowFriday: Where to Connect with the House & Track GOP Jobs Plan
- Open House: Updated Clerk Website Offers Better Access to Real-Time Info
- “Most Digitally Inclined Congress in U.S. History” Opens Doors to Skype, ooVoo
- House Green-Lights Use of Low-Cost Video Conferencing Tools
- Keeping the Pledge: New Majority to Make Legislative Data More Open, Accessible