Keeping Track Of Committee News
You may have heard of some of the most noted members of the House and Senate in both Houses, but are not familiar with their Committee News. In most cases, they do not make it known what they are doing in their diary or statements, and often, even their committees will not give you a clear picture of what they are doing. If you want to know more about the activities of your local state or local Congressional representative or Senator, then you can look up their Committee News.
If they are members of the House of Representatives, their Committee Reports will be on their website. These reports will usually give a short overview of the proceedings of the last month. They will also provide a summary of this year’s report. For most members of the House, their committees will meet once a week for two hours, so they are going to be busy with other things during that time. You should try to check their website for their next meeting, so you will have a chance to see their report.
If they are members of the Senate, their Committee Reports will normally be available through their press office. You can go to their website and get their addresses, phone numbers, and dates of upcoming meetings. You can also call their offices to find out if they have any special events going on within the next few months, and if they will be hosting a hearing or a workshop. Their newsletters will contain a full report on these activities.
Once you know who these members are, you can start checking out their websites. If they are representatives, their websites will tell you who they represent and whether or not they serve on any other committees. You can contact their offices to find out more information on them, such as their political party and special interests. You can read their bios and see what type of professional experience they have had. If you are a member of a committee, you can sometimes find out about committee assignments and hearings by looking at their committee directory.
Some members of Congress spend a lot of time away from their home offices. This is one reason why many committees require its members to be physically present when they take up a given issue. For instance, the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction always meets in Washington, DC during the summer. The committees usually meet twice a week, with members meeting in committees every day. To keep track of the meetings, newsletters are distributed to members of the committee and printed in the Members’ Page.
All of this newsletter and article reports will give an accurate account of what was discussed at each meeting, and it will also tell how many members attended the meeting. Subcommittees can even publish reports online and distribute them to members. Because all of these news items are written for their committees, all of these reports will include information that has been approved for public consumption. As you can see, keeping track of member’s communications is a very important task for both their committee work and their personal lives.