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Hearing stokes uncertainty about FCC rules on telephone town halls

Caught Our Eye Posted by Jenna Ebersole on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

With at least 12 telephone town hall events scheduled in the upcoming days and months, members of Congress expressed concern during a Tuesday hearing that the Federal Communications Commission was limiting their ability to reach constituents with telephone town halls.

A misunderstanding about existing robocall restrictions to cell phones sparked questions from lawmakers Tuesday. LegiStorm has tracked 310 telephone town halls in the last year alone, which represented 11.4 percent of a total 2,718 events.

Members of Congress ramp up town hall meetings in August recess

Caught Our Eye Posted by Jenna Ebersole on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Members of Congress are marking town hall milestones and making plans at restaurants, libraries and churches with constituents ahead of the August recess.

During the August recess, Republicans will continue their more than 2-to-1 dominance in town hall meetings this year, with 452 scheduled for Democrats and 1,221 for Republicans in 2015. House Republicans have scheduled 56 town halls through early September compared to Democrats' 18, according to LegiStorm tracking so far. Many more town halls are expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

Weekly Updates

LegiStorm is constantly adding new information on the people, places and reports in our database. In the past week, LegiStorm added:

  • 111 new people
  • 59 new organizations
  • 630 new photos
  • 621 job history records for people in our database
  • 255 education records for people in our database
  • 1074 contact addresses, emails and URLs (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  • 27 new people through the revolving door
  • 253 new policy reports
  • 17 new trips to our privately funded travel database
  • 51 new personal financial disclosures
  • 45253 new tweets
  • 3553 new press releases
  • 125 new town halls
  • 64 new hearings

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