Tuesday, January 23, 2007

US Bloggers take on Congress

Taken from statesman.com:

WASHINGTON — A new online movement is trying to shed light on the murky inner workings of Congress by assigning citizens to watch every congressional committee.

The idea of making Congress more transparent is gaining traction in high places, including like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

John Wonderlich, aka greenreflex on the Daily Kos blog, is leading what he calls the Congressional Committees Project. The idea is simple: make Congress more accessible to the public by closely watching the committees where the legislative deals are made.

The Daily Kos blog was also featured on the BBC 4 programme "blog wars" last week

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