A Good Step: House Oversight Committee Puts Hearing Archive Video Online

from the nicely-done dept

The House Oversight Committee in Congress has done a cool thing that pretty much every committee in Congress should have done long ago: put a ton of its archived video of Committee hearings online. You can see them all on YouTube. The actual project was done by Carl Malamud -- and as we've noted in the past, if Malamud is involved in a project, it's almost certainly a good thing. Malamud is a leading force in terms of open government and government transparency, and it's great that Rep. Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee worked with him on this project. All in all, they put up 1,139 videos, ranging back as far as March of 1993 (and right up to December 16th of 2011). This is a "pilot project," so hopefully it means the same thing will be done with other Congressional video as well.

Filed Under: carl malamud, congress, darrell issa, government, open access, oversight committee

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Jan 2012 @ 4:49am

    Perhaps someone (or some group) will go through the footage and compile "highlights" videos of the most childish and petty behavior for various congressmen. Then we can all have a laugh as DMCA takedown notices show up and the videos just get reuploaded anyway.

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