Sunlight Foundation's Open House Project scored a major victory this week in Congress. Members of Congress can now tweet, use Youtube and other social networking sites to communicate with their consistencies… just like the kids!
Speaker Pelosi’s statement calls the revisions a “significant step forward toward bringing the House rules into the multimedia age and allowing for members to effectively communicate with their constituents online… I also thank citizen initiatives such as the Open House Project for their thoughtful recommendations and continued efforts to encourage Members to engage their constituents through internet technologies.”
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