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U.S. House, Senate Now On YouTube, Twitter

On January 11, 2009 it was announced that each chamber would now have its own YouTube page. The announcement video featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),...
February 10, 2009

On January 11, 2009 it was announced that each chamber would now have its own YouTube page. The announcement video featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been viewed by over 250,000 people. Each hub allows you to click on a specific state and then select a Member. Only Members with YouTube sites appear.
 
http://www.youtube.com/senatehub
http://www.youtube.com/househub
  
Many Members have also been using Twitter, a micro-blogging site. Tweet Congress, which bills itself as "a grassroots effort to get our men and women in Congress to open up and have a real conversation..." has compiled a list of Congressional Members who have accounts. By their count, 65 Members of Congress are using the site. While Tweet Congress is not officially affiliated with Twitter, Tweet Congress allows you the option of adding all twittering members to the list of people you follow.  The site also allows you to sign a petition for individual Members to encourage them to join.