“The House has doubled down on its pledge to keep innovating,” says the Sunlight Foundation...
The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress.
Speaker John Boehner “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending during his tenure in the House.”
House leaders today released the following statement today regarding House efforts to provide bulk access to legislative information.
The House of Representatives – which has been called the “most digitally inclined” in U.S. history – took another step today toward making bulk legislative information easily available to the public.
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.
In accordance with House rules and an initiative led by Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), the House Administration Committee today adopted new data transparency standards that will make “all House bills, resolutions and legislative documents … available in XML in one centralized locati