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XXII. BROADCASTING THE HOUSE

Section 148. Closed-Circuit Viewing of Floor Proceedings. The House shall establish a system for closed-circuit viewing of floor proceedings of the House in the offices of all Members and in such other places in the House as the Speaker considers appropriate. Such system may include other telecommunications functions subject to rules and regulations issued by the Speaker.

Section 149. Public Broadcasting and Recording of Floor Proceedings. (a)  The House shall administer a system for complete and unedited audio and visual broadcasting, recording, and live streaming through the internet of the proceedings of the House. The system shall include the distribution of such broadcasts and recordings to news media, for the storage of audio and video recordings of the proceedings, and for the closed-captioning of the proceedings for hearing-impaired persons. Any such public broadcasting and system of recording of floor proceedings shall be subject to rules and regulations issued by the Speaker;


(b)     All television and radio broadcasting stations, networks, services, and systems including cable television systems that are accredited to the House radio and television correspondents’ galleries, and all radio and television correspondents who are so accredited, shall be provided access to the live coverage of the House; and

(c)     Coverage made available under this section, including any recording may not be:

(1)      used for any political purpose;
(2)      used in any commercial advertisement; and
(3)      broadcast with commercial sponsorship except as part of a bona fide news program or public affairs documentary program.

SOURCE: Committee on Rules