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#SOTUGOP: House Republicans Host Digital Fact Check & Social Q&A on

January 24, 2012

House Republicans are hosting a State of the Union (SOTU) digital fact check and social Q&A on You can get involved right now by Tweeting your question for House Republicans using the #SOTUGOP hash tag or by visiting Here’s a brief video from Speaker Boehner on tonight’s event and how you can participate: Read More

Keeping the Pledge: Docs.House.Gov Goes Live, Legislative Data to Be Posted in XML Format

January 17, 2012

As part of the open government initiative led by Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and in accordance with House rules, the Clerk of the House of Representatives has launched a new website ( where legislative data “will be posted in an XML format,” reports CQ. Read More

"A Tremendous Step": House Admin Approves New Data Transparency Standards

December 16, 2011

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 Read More

New "WhipCast" App for Mobile Phones & Tablets Builds on GOP Efforts to Make House More Open & Accessible

November 15, 2011

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) officially launched a new “WhipCast” app for mobile devices today, another step in keeping the Pledge to America to make the House more open and accessible. Click on the following links to download the version for your phone whether it’s an iOS Read More

House Floor Now Streams to Your Mobile Device via

October 11, 2011

You can now visit from your mobile phone or tablet for live video streaming from the House of Representatives. Check it out now. Read More

Open House: Updated Clerk Website Offers Better Access to Real-Time Info

September 26, 2011

The Office of the Clerk has updated to make the “Floor Activities” page more user-friendly and offer visitors better access to real-time information on what’s happening in the House. Read More

“Most Digitally Inclined Congress in U.S. History” Opens Doors to Skype, ooVoo

June 29, 2011

Speaker Boehner said the announcement that House lawmakers will now have access to low-cost online video conferencing tools Skype and ooVoo is “another example of the new Republican majority using digital tools to better engage with and listen to the American people.” Read More

Watch the Republican Address to the Nation Live on

January 25, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that the Republican Address to the Nation by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will be streamed live online tonight at Read More