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House Moving Forward on Bulk Legislative Info

May 31, 2012

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. Read More

New One-Stop Site for Live Video of House Committee Hearings

February 06, 2012

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. 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

House Democrats' Top 100 Broken Promises

June 28, 2007

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. Read More

VIDEO: Press Conference : House GOP Wins Victory on Earmark Reforms

June 13, 2007

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. Read More