House GOP Debuts Online Suggestion Box
House Republicans have launched a new Web page dedicated to their transition to power where they can solicit suggestions from the public.
“As Republicans begin a transition into the majority in the House we want more of your ideas about how Congress can work better for you,” says Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.), head of the GOP transition, in a YouTube video embedded on the page.
“Please use this opportunity to share any reforms to Congress you may have,” he continues.
Users can respond to Walden’s video by submitting one of their own on YouTube, and they can submit comments in a text box by entering their names and e-mail addresses.
The page features a quote from the Tuesday victory speech given by presumptive Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): “For far too long, Washington has been doing what’s best for Washington, not what’s best for America. Tonight, that begins to change.”
It also features a quote from former Speaker Nicholas Longworth (R-Ohio), who led the House from 1925 to 1931: “I want to effectively assist you in bringing about universal recognition of the fact that this House, closer as it is to the people than any similar body and more directly responsive to their will, is in very truth, as it ought to be, the most dominant legislative assembly in the world.”