January 26, 1995
Archer: Ways and Means Goes Cyber
Congressman Bill Archer (R-TX), Chairman of the Committee on
Ways and Means, today announced that a wide variety of Committee documents are now
available over the Internet.
"The Ways and Means Committee," Archer said, "conducted its first
meeting in 1789. Today, I am pleased to launch our historic committee into the technology
of the 21st century. My goal is to allow the American taxpayer greater access to
information about the Congress and this Committee. After all, the tax dollars that pay for
our activities belong to the people, not the government. It is only right that we afford
the public every opportunity to see how their money is spent."
Documents such as press releases, hearing advisories, and selected Committee Prints can
be found at Internet address GOPHER.HOUSE.GOV. Once attached to
"GOPHER.HOUSE.GOV," users should select "HOUSE COMMITTEE INFORMATION"
and then "WAYS AND MEANS".
The "WAYS AND MEANS" section currently contains the following items:
A list of members of the Committee on Ways and Means and
its subcommittees for the 104th Congress.
The Rules of the Ways and Means Committee for the 104th
Congress adopted January 4, 1995.
A weekly schedule of Committee activities including Full
Committee and Subcommittee hearings, etc. This list is distributed each Thursday for the
following week and is revised as necessary.
Miscellaneous information and Committee publications of
interest, such as:
- a copy of the Committee print summarizing provisions in the Contract with America within
the Committee's jurisdiction;
- selected excerpts from a Committee print describing the Committee's jurisdiction and
- speeches and/or statements from the Chairman;
- background information related to items under consideration by the Committee or its
The full text of Committee 'Advisories' announcing
upcoming Full Committee and Subcommittee hearings and providing background material on the
issue(s) being considered.
The full text of press releases, news releases,
announcements, etc., issued by the Committee press office.
Items of interest relating to the five Ways and Means
subcommittees (Health, Human Resources, Oversight, Social Security, Trade).
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