September 1, 2023
WASHINGTON - Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) today announced a policy regarding access to security video footage of the United States Capitol from January 5th and 6th, 2021. Qualified individuals will be allowed to view Capitol security video footage, which will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. said Chairman Loudermilk. "This announcement stands in stark contrast to the previous Democrat leadership, who blocked access to the footage and only showed carefully edited clips to the public."“House Republicans are continuing to deliver on our promise to bring transparency and accountability to the People’s House by increasing access to security footage of the U.S. Capitol from January 5th and 6th, 2021,"
View the full Security Video Footage Policy here.Overview of the policy:
- Starting September 2023, representatives of U.S. news outlets, qualifying non-profit organizations, as well as defendants charged with crimes related to January 6, 2021 and their counsel, and individuals who were physically harmed on January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol and their counsel are allowed access to the terminals.
- Viewers will be asked to leave cell phones and cameras near the door and must agree not to record footage from terminals.
- Access will be subject to time restrictions to enable CHA Staff to administer this access.
- Access to footage or provision of video clips will be subject to CHA’s discretion and is final, not subject to appeal.