Leader Boehner Directs Ranking Members to Use Web


Republican Leader Boehner has recently issued recommendations to the ranking members of House committees, suggesting standards for what should be published on committee sites:

We’re very happy to see this guidance, as committees are the legislative workhorses of each chamber. Transparent, accessible committee Web sites allow citizens real access to the work of Congress.

While these changes may not all be immediately implemented on minority committee sites (minority committees receive significantly less funding), we’re happy to see proactive guidance from the Minority Leader, and hope committee sites from both parties continue to develop into real portals for substantive public access.