Clerk Launches New Site for House Documents

Jan 17, 2012

New Site Provides Legislative Documents in XML Format

WASHINGTON – As part of the initiative led by Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor to improve access to legislative operations, the Committee on House Administration recently adopted electronic posting standards directing the Clerk of the House to develop and maintain a centralized website for House documents.  The new site, now available to the public, will provide all legislation to be considered by the House in XML – an open, machine-readable format.   

Upon the launch of the new centralized site, Committee on House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., issued the following statement:

“I would like to thank the Speaker and Majority Leader for their continuing efforts to increase the transparency of House operations. Improving access to legislative information will spur greater public participation and ultimately improve the legislative process.     

“The Clerk of the House, working with House Administration and the Committee on Rules, has done a remarkable job creating this one-stop shop for legislative information.  I thank the Clerk for her dedication to this initiative, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to further improve public access to legislative operations.”