Be sure to visit HouseLive.gov from your mobile phone or iPad for live video streaming from the House of Representatives.
Consistent with the Boehner-Cantor letter on data transparency, the Clerk's office has been beta testing this new H.264 live streaming feed for mobile devices since last week; in addition to live video, on a tablet each page also includes an ongoing summary of floor proceedings and votes.
Earlier today Mashable wrote, "…the mobile streaming option is one of the latest digital methods the House itself is using to open up the legislative process to the public. Last month, the Office of the Clerk updated Clerk.House.gov, providing visitors with better access to real-time information about the House. Earlier this year, House lawmakers also gained access to video conferencing tools Skype and ooVoo."
As Don Seymour with Speaker Boehner's office wrote this morning, "Anyone with a mobile device that has streaming capabilities now has access to the video of what's happening in Congress, as it happens."
Mobile streaming on HouseLive.gov is just one more example, as promised, of how this House Majority is reforming Congress to make it more transparent and accountable. As Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor wrote earlier in the year, "Openness, once a proud tradition of the House, is again the new standard."