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HOUSE COMITTEL RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HLARINGS

DOMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

RULE

District of

Columbia (cont.)

1. Photographers shall not position themselves, at any time during the course of the hearing, between the witness table and the Members of the Committee.

J. Photographers shall not place themselves in positions which obstruct unnecessarily the coverage of the hearing by the other media.

K. Personnel providing coverage by the television and radio media shall be then currently accredited to the Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries.

L. Personnel providing coverage by still photography shall be then currently accredited to the Press Photographere' Gallery,

M. Personnel providing coverage by the television and radio media and by still photography shall conduct them selves and their coverage activities in an orderly and unobtrusive manner.

Rule 21

Education and

Labor

1-30-73 (amended 4-10-73)

RULE 21. TELEVISION BROADCAST, RADIO BROADCAST, AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS

(a) Any public hearing of the committee may be covered by television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still photo graphy, A sub committee may determine, by a majority vote of its members, that any public hearing conducted by it may be covered, in whole or in part, by television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still photography, or by any of such methods of coverage. The following requirements shall be strictly adhered to when hearings of the committee or any of its subcommittees are covered by television broadcast, radio broadcast, or still coverage:

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HOUSE COMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HLARINGS

COMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

RULE

Education and

Labor
(cont.)

(1) All live television or live radio coverage shall
be conducted and presented without commercial sponsorship.

(2) No witness served with a subpena by the committee
shall be required against his will to be photographed at
any hearing or to give evidence or testimony while the
broadcasting of that hearings, by radio or television, is
being conducted. At the request of any witness who does

to be subjected to radio, television, or still
photography coverage, the Chairman may direct that all
lenses shall be covered and all microphones used for cover,
age turned off.

(3) Not more than four television cameras, operating
. from fixed positions, shall be permitted in a hearing room.

The allocation among the television media of the positions
of the number of television cameras permitted in a hearing
room shall be in accordance with fair and equitable pro-
cedures devised by the Executive Committee of the Radio
and Television Correspondents' Galleries

(4) Television cameras shall be placed 80 as not to
obstruct in any way the space between any witness giving
evidence or testimony and any member of the committee or
the visibility of that witness and that member to each other.

(5) Television cameras shall not be placed in positions
which obstruct unnecessarily the coverage of the hearing
by the other media.

(6) Equipment necessary for coverage by the television and radio media shall not be installed in, or removed from, the hearing room while the committee is in session.

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HOUSE COMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

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Education and

Labor
(cont.)

(7) Floodlights, spotlights, strobelights, and flash-
guns shall not be used in providing any method of coverage
of the hearing, except that the television media may install
additional lighting in the hearing room, without cost to
the Government, in order to raise the ambient lighting
level in the hearing room to the lowest level necessary
to provide adequate television coverage of the hearing
at the then current state of the art of television coverage.

(8) Not more than five press photographers shall be
permitted to cover a hearing by still photography. In the
selection of these photographers, preference shall be given
to photographers from Associated Press Photos and United Press
International Newspictures. If request is made by more than
five of the media for coverage of the hearing by still
photography, that coverage shall be made on the basis of a
fair and equitable pool arrangement devised by the Standing
Committee of Press Photographers.

(9) Photographers shall not position themselves, at
any time during the course of the hearing, between the
witness table and the members of the committee

(10) Photographers shall not place themselves in
positions which obstruct unnecessarily the coverage of the
hearing by the other media.

(11) Personnel providing coverage by the television and
radio media shall be then currently accredited to the
Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries.

(12) Personnel providing coverage by still photography shall be then currently accredited to the Press Photographers' Gallery.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

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DATE ADOPTED

RULE

Education and

Labor (cont.)

27

(13) Personnel providing coverage by the television
and radio media and by still photography shall conduct
themselves and their coverage activities in an orderly
and unobtrusive manner.

(b) In order to assure compliance with clause 33 of Rule XI
of the Rules of the House of Representatives with respect to
the conduct of public hearings observing accepted standards
of dignity, propriety, courtesy, and decorum and to assure
the proper, expeditious and thorough conduct of the committee's
fact-finding mission through the hearing process, the Chairman
may, consistent with clause 33, provide special rules governing
such matters as the specification of facilities, placement
of microphones, location of cameras, the allocation of space
for representatives of the media in the hearing rooms of the
committee as circumstances may require.

The adoption of these rules shall in no way enlarge or modify the scope of the Committee on Education and Labor.

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| 10. BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS

When requested by the Superintendent of the House Radio
and Television Gallery and upon the approval by the Committee
or its subcommittees, all Committee and subcommittee hearings
which are open to the public may be covered, in whole or in
part, by television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still
photography, or by any such methods of coverage, provided
that such request 18 submitted to the Committee or its sub-
committees not later than 4 p.m. of the day preceding the
hearings.

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HOUSE COMITTEE RULES POR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

COMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

ROLL

Foreign

Affairs
(cont.)

The Chairman of the full Committee or the chairmen of the
sub committees are authorized to determine on behalf of the
full Committee or its sub committees respectively whether
hearings which are open may be broadcast, unless the Committee
or its sub committees respectively by majority vote determine
otherwise.

Such coverage shall be in accordance with the following
requirements: (Section 116(b) of the Act, Caluse 33(f) of
Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.)

(1) If the television or radio coverage of the hearings
is to be presented to the public as live coverage, that
coverage shall be conducted and presented without commercial
sponsorship.

(2) No witness served with a subpena by the Committee shall
be required against his will to be photographed at any hearing
or to give evidence or testimony while the broadcasting of
that hearing, by radio or television, is being conducted. At
the request of any such witness who does not wish to be
subjected to radio, television, or still photography coverage,
all lenses shall be covered and all microphones used for
coverage turned off. This subparagraph is supplementary to
paragraph (m) of Clause 27 of Rule XI of the Rules of the
House of Representatives, relating to the protection of the
rights of witnesses.

(3) Not more than four television cameras, operating from
fixed positions, shall be permitted in a hearing room. The
allocation among the televison media of the positions of
the number of television cameras permitted in a hearing room

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