The "most open Congress in history," Nancy? Where are the cameras?
Nancy and Obey shut off cameras at hearings for Iraq and Afghan supplementals.
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House rules state: "Whenever a hearing or meeting conducted by a committee or subcommittee is open to the public, those proceedings shall be open to coverage by audio and visual means. A committee or subcommittee chairman may not limit the number of television or still cameras to fewer than two representatives from each medium (except for legitimate space or safety considerations, in which case pool coverage shall be authorized)."
House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Cheese) blocked the cameras at Monday afternoon's hearings on the supplemental Iraq and Afghanistan military funding. What are Nancy and Dave hiding?
The NRCC has put together another great vid:
Nancy promised us the "most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history." I call nonsense. How can we restore dingy, defeatist Harry Reid's faith in our troops if they won't open the hearings to his constituents?