Encouraging Access to Committees


(from the Open House Project)

To encourage Congress to grant access to committee hearings, we’ve prepared this letter. (With the close help of Perla Ni of VoterWatch.)

I’m hoping that we can demonstrate some enthusiasm for what happens in committee hearings, since they’re so essential to the legislative process, literally determining the content of our laws and the extent of Congress’s oversight. To that end, I’ve also prepared a brief pledge via pledgebank, where one can pledge to look to committees for legislative information, but only if Congress will meet us halfway and provide access to its proceedings.

You can sign the pledge by visiting pledgebank, or you can also be a signatory to the letter by leaving a comment here.