Legislative Transparency

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Improving Access to Legislative Information and Operations

From a new Congressional Record app, to a one-stop shop for live webcasts of House committee proceedings, the U.S. House of Representatives is improving public access to legislative information and operations.

In January, the House Clerk launched a new centralized site that, for the first time, allows the public to access all legislation to be considered by the House in XML—an open, machine-readable format.  Additionally, the Library of Congress and the House Recording Studio now offer a one-stop shop for live and archived streams of House committee proceedings.

These improvements, along with an increase of online Congressional publications and improved access to House financial disclosure information, are aimed at giving the American public greater insight into the operations of the People’s House.