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Benghazi Becomes #Benghazi as Oversight Committee Streams Hearing Online

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 8 2013

The House Oversight Committee is streaming its Wednesday proceedings live as committee members hear testimony from State Department personnel concerning the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks. The hearing is being broadcast live over YouTube and, as of this writing, has more than 2,800 simultaneous viewers. Read More

House Oversight Committee To Implement New Contact-Congress Tool

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, July 9 2012

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will become the first committee to implement POPVOX’s “Write Congress” tool on five pieces of legislation. POPVOX is an online platform that lets individual constituents and organizations commment on legislation and and show their support for specific bills. The House Committee is getting ready to launch a slightly modified version of the POPVOX website widget, available to anyone, that's been modified to comply with requirements of the Franking Committee. For example, text that once read "Tell Congress what you think" is now "share your views." Read More

Tools You Use: Seamus Kraft on WordPress in Congress

BY Personal Democracy Plus | Monday, July 9 2012

The House Oversight Committee launched its new website on WordPress with this video.

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers, techPresident is asking some of the folks out there on the leading edge of digital politics and government to point out just one tool or service that has become a mainstay, a must-use or just incredibly helpful in their work. There's one rule: It can't be something the person has built or the person's company is selling. We're asking folks to pay some karma forward here and highlight an innovation coming from elsewhere that makes their work easier. Seamus Kraft is digital director for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In March, the Oversight Committee relaunched its website with the popular open-source content management system WordPress. Read More

House Oversight Committee Launches New Website

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, March 15 2012

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has released a revamped website that aims to make the committee more accessible to tax payers and voters. The committee is chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who has been an outspoken opponent of SOPA and PIPA in Congress. Read More

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee To Hold Hearing On DNS, Search Engine Blocking

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, January 9 2012

The cybersecurity implications of a piece of proposed legislation to block access to pirated and counterfeit products online will be critiqued by a group of experts who have spoken out against the legislation on January 18, when the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing. Read More

Watching Them Watching: Issa Touts Video Archive of Oversight Hearings

BY Nick Judd | Friday, January 6 2012

As of today, the House Committee on Government Oversight under Rep. Darrell Issa has released 1,139 videos of hearings going back to the 103rd Congress of 1993-1994, committee staff announced today. Read More

'Job-Killing' or 'Anti-Environment?' House Dems, GOP Turn Online to Frame Regulation Debate

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 14 2011

Rep. Henry Waxman, the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has launched a searchable database of votes on environmental issues by the 112th Congress — an attempt to push back on Republican ... Read More