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Congressional Committees – Secrecy and Delayed Transparency

Perla Ni of VoterWatch says, “We just did a survey of what transcripts/audio/video is available from Congressional Committees. What we’ve found is pretty sad. Here’s the state of available video/audio/transcript for House and Senate committees.” (Transparency of committee hearings – transcript/audio/video , Perla Ni, Open House Project group, Sep 4, 2007)

  • Congressional Committees – Secrecy and Delayed Transparency (NOTE: 5/25/2014: VoterWatch died in 2008. This link is to the archived post at the Internet Archive): “You’ll notice how many committees for which there is no audio, no video nor transcript available. Including the Ethics committee, ironically. Also, for the ones that do post video, either it’s not posted until months after or it’s posted, but not archived so if you miss it, you’ve missed it.”

And Paul Blumenthal says, “Check out this study I did last year on this very topic. These two blog posts contain all my research from the 109th Congress.” (reply Sep 5, 8:00 am)

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