Plattsburgh Press Republican - Congressman Owens Seeks Transparency In Congress
North Country Congressman William Owens is seeking to make all proceedings of the House and its committees transparent.
Owens has introduced a bill that would require all proceedings on the U.S. House floor and in committee meetings to be available to the public on the Internet.
"Upstate New Yorkers, as well as all Americans, deserve transparency and openness from their representatives in Washington," he said in a news release.
"My resolution will ensure that anyone can see exactly how their member of Congress is representing them in Washington and that they are held accountable for their actions.
"This is an important step toward restoring full accountability to government, and I am proud of this legislation."
The bill Owens submitted will be considered by the House in the coming weeks.
It would direct the clerk of the House to establish and implement a process under which members of the public may view the proceedings of the House and committees online.