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


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 (docs.House.gov) where legislative data “will be posted in an XML format,” reports CQ.

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 location,” said

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

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

The Office of the Clerk has updated clerk.House.gov 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.

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.”

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 Facebook.com/OfficeofSpeakerBoehner/

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