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H.Res. 657 (116th): LEAC Transcripts Resolution (Let Everyone Access a Copy of Transcripts Resolution)


The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 28, 2019 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.


IV

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 657

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 28, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Gonzalez of Ohio, Mr. Guest, Mr. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Mr. Riggleman, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. John W. Rose of Tennessee, Mr. Kustoff of Tennessee, Mr. Roy, Mr. Hagedorn, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Olson, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Rutherford, and Mr. Guthrie) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules

RESOLUTION

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require all transcripts and recordings submitted during a closed hearing of a committee be made available to all Members on the same schedule and basis.

Whereas all Members of the House of Representatives are duly elected by their constituents; and

Whereas each Member of the House of Representatives, by virtue of holding their elected office, is cleared to view and hear sensitive classified information: Now, therefore, be it

1.

Short title

This resolution may be cited as the LEAC Transcripts Resolution (Let Everyone Access a Copy of Transcripts Resolution).

2.

Equal access

That rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

Equal access

7.

Any transcripts of proceedings, audio or video recordings of proceedings, written testimony, and any supporting information submitted during a classified or otherwise closed hearing, briefing, deposition, interview or other official meeting of any standing, ad hoc, or select committees shall be made available to all Members on the same schedule and basis as it is made available to members of the committee before which the proceedings occurred or to which the information or testimony was submitted.

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