Summary

H.R. 2796: To require the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the committee in a manner that is open to the public. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Aug 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To require the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the committee in a manner that is open to the public.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TRANSPARENCY.

Section 401(b)(5) of the Budget Control Act of 2011 is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (E)-- (A) in clause (ii), by inserting ``and make the agenda available to the public'' after ``meeting''; and (B) by adding at the end the following: ``(iii) Open meetings.-- ``(I) In general.--Except as provided in subclause (II), each meeting, including a quorum of members, of the joint committee shall be-- ``(aa) made open to the public; and ``(bb) made available for television coverage. ``(II) Exception.--The joint committee may conduct a closed meeting for the purpose of discussing classified information.''; and (2) in subparagraph (F)(ii), by adding at the end the following: ``(III) Open hearings.-- ``(aa) In general.--Except as provided in item (bb), any hearing conducted by the joint committee shall be--

``(AA) made open to the public; and

``(BB) made available for television coverage.

``(bb) Exception.--The joint committee may conduct a closed hearing for the purpose of discussing classified information.''. <all>

Read Full Text

Sentiment Map

Select:

Nation

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

State: CA

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

Popularity Trend

Organizations Supporting

No organizations supporting yet.

Organizations Opposing

No organizations opposing yet.

Users Supporting

No constiutents supporting yet.

Users Opposing

No constituents opposing yet.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2796: To require the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the committee in a manner that is open to the public.

H.R. 2795 Fit for Life Act of 2011 H.R. 2797 Public Servant Retirement Protection Act of 2011