October 01, 2020

Congressman Neguse Proposes Rule Change To Provide More Transparency for the American Public

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, submitted a proposal to the House Committee on Rules that would require that committee hearing transcripts be made available to the public in a more timely manner. The House Committee on Rules offered Members of Congress the opportunity to propose changes to the House Rules that have governed the 116th Congress. The rule change that Congressman Neguse proposed to the Committee would allow constituents and the American public to be kept better informed of the daily workings of Congress.

Additionally, the Neguse rule change would help to hold the witnesses more accountable. In short, knowing that their statements will be available to the public in writing will help to encourage them to follow up on direct questions and be as forthright in their answers as possible. 

“I believe that government works best when it is most transparent to the people. Making the transcripts of our committee and subcommittee hearings available quickly to the general public is an important component of that transparency,” said Congressman Neguse.

The Rules Committee will vote on the proposed rule changes and then submit their recommendations to the entire Congress for a final vote.