In Rep. Greg Waldens Republican response, he said the GOP is planning for a culture change in Washington, D.C.
“Too often, accountability counts for nothing, and transparency for even less, and common sense — well it’s an endangered species,” he said. “That’s why our leader, John Boehner, has pledged to run the House of Representatives differently than it’s been run in the past — by both parties.”
He noted the GOP Transition Team includes incoming Members who were elected on the mantra that they would come to the nation’s capital to change Congress. He also plugged the GOP move to begin installing cameras in the Rules Committee hearing room and other measures that would improve transparency in the legislative process.
“We’ve got the people’s business to do, and the people have the right to watch that business being done,” he said.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.