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HOUSE COMMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDI NG BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

COMMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

KULL

Foreign

Affairs
(cont.)

shall be in accordance with fair and equitable procedures
devised by the Executive Committee of the Radio and Television
Correspondents' Galleries

(4) Television cameras shall be placed so as not to obstruct
in any way the space between any witness giving evidence or
testimony and any Member of the Committee or its subcommittees
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 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 or sub committee 16 in
session.

(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 tele-
vision 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 18 made by more than five of the
media for coverage of the hearings 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 hearing, between the witness table and the

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HOUSE COMMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

Members of the Committee or its subcommittees.

(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,

(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.

When approved by a majority vote of the committee, a public 2-7-73

hearing may be covered, in whole or in part, by television
Kamended 3-29-73) broadcast, radio broadcast, and still photography, or by any

such methods of coverage, subject to the provisions of House
Rule XI, 33. In order to enforce the provisions of said Rule
or to maintain an acceptable standard of dignity, propriety,
and decorum, the chairman may order such alteration, curtail-
ment, or discontinuance of coverage as he determines necessary.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

COMMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

RULI

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RULE 11. BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Any meeting or hearing by the Committee or a Subcommittee
that is open to the public may be covered in whole or in part
by television broadcast, radio broadcast, or still photography.
Any such coverage shall be subject to the requirements of
Rule XI, Clause 33(f), of the Rules of the House of Representatives

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1-30-73

XIV - BROADCASTING COMMITTEE OR SUB COMMITTEE HEARINGS
(amended 5-23-73)| Subject to the following limitations, the committee or a

subcommittee thereof conducting any public hearing may, by
majority vote of the committee or subcommittee, permit coverage
of the hearing, in whole or in part, by television broadcast,
radio broadcast, and still photography, or by any such
methods of coverage:

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

(2) No subpenaed witness 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.

(3) Not more than four television cameras, operating from
fixed positions, shall be permitted in a hearing room. The
allocation ariong 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 procedures
devised by the Executive Committee of the Radio and Television
Correspondents' Galleries.

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HOUSE COMUITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

COMMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

RULE

Internal

Security
(cont.)

(4) Television cameras shall be placed so 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,

(7) Floodlights, spotlights, strobelights, and flashguns
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

wspictures. 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

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HOUSE COMMITTEE RULES FOR THE 93RD CONGRESS

REGARDING BROADCAST OF HEARINGS

COMMITTEE

RULE NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

RULE

Internal

Security
(cont.)

table and the members of the committee or sub 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 tele-
vision 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,

(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.

(14) Each hearing covered by the communications
media aforesaid shall be conducted in accordance
with such standards of dignity, propriety, courtesy,
and decorum as are consistent with the purposes, pro-
visions, and requirements of House rule XI, clause 33.
The chairman of the committee or subcommittee may
enforce the observance of such standards by censure,
exclusion from the hearing, and termination of coverage
by the communications media in whole or in part.

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PROCEDURE
(c) If any hearing or other proceeding of the committee
or any subcommittee thereof is called to take testimony
and receive evidence and is open to the public, the
chairman of the committee may permit that hearing to be
covered by television, radio, and still photography
(or by any one or combination of such modes of coverage)
subject to the following conditions:

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