Getting the House Ready for Its Closeup


In a letter released today, the Sunlight Foundation and Main Street Insider called upon the House of Representatives to improve how it makes floor and committee videos available online. We also requested that the House to provide a centrally located and frequently updated website with aggregated listings of all committee events and floor schedules.

Although the House has made great strides in opening up its proceedings to the public, much more should be done. Making available high quality video with minimal restrictions and maximum capability for reuse would go a long way towards allowing citizens to engage in the discussions of national importance that take place in the people’s house.

House of Representatives Should Improve Its Video