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.

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.”

At the six-month mark of the new majority, the following report takes a look at House Democrats’ Top 100 Broken Promises – and how those broken promises have led to little, if any, accomplishments of note and a record of failure that has undermined the confidence of the American people in this Congress.

House Republicans held a press conference today as Democrats were forced to surrender to GOP demands to bring greater transparency and accountability to the earmark rules governing the appropriations process.


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