Now you can find live video from House committee hearings all on one simple website. The House Administration Committee and Library of Congress have joined forces on a new transparency project to: 1) provide “standardized and uniform live video-streaming” of House committee hearings on “one centralized website,” and 2) build an online video archive of committee hearings. You can see the site at http://thomas.loc.gov/video/house-committee or access it via Speaker.gov/Live.

“These videos, now available to the public in one centralized location, will allow constituents to quickly access House committee proceedings,” said Chairman Dan Lungren (R-CA). This important innovation will make it easier than ever for the American people to watch the legislative process in action – and to eventually look back at how important laws were crafted and why.

This effort began last year with a pilot project launched by Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Speaker Boehner, in partnership with California-based non-profit Public.Resource.Org. By the end of 2011, a total of 1,139 Oversight Committee hearing videos (dating back to 1993) were made available online for the public. Learn more here.

This is the latest effort by House Republicans to use technology to open up the legislative process and better connect with the American people. In the 112th Congress, the House has begun:

Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor also released Facebook tabs highlighting the GOP Plan for America’s Job Creators. The use of Twitter by House Republicans was the subject of a New York Times article on the GOP’s “very rapid response team.” Republicans launched an aggressive digital fact check and social Q&A on the night of the State of the Union address. And there’s much more.

Stay tuned to Speaker.gov in the months ahead as the House continues to innovate and keep the Pledge to America to make Congress more open, accessible, and accountable to the American people.