H.Res.237 - Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require open committee meetings and to allow the broadcasting and still photography of any committee meetings or hearings that are open to the public.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] (Introduced 08/04/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Rules|
|Latest Action:||08/04/1993 Referred to the House Committee on Rules. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.237 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/04/1993)
Amends rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives to allow meetings of standing committees and subcommittees to be closed to the public only if approved by a majority of the committee or subcommittee's total membership because disclosure of matters to be considered would endanger national security, tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person, jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation, or compromise a confidential source of any criminal investigation.
Repeals provisions making the coverage of committee hearings and meetings by television broadcast, radio broadcast, or still photography a privilege made available by the House.
Requires proceedings of open committee hearings or meetings to be open to television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still photography, or by any of such method of coverage. Prohibits a committee or subcommittee chairman from limiting the number of television or still cameras below two representatives from each medium.