Reporters press for open session on defense bill

first_img Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The journalists said the American people would be well-served if the panel allowed the public to see lawmakers at work.The Senate panel is expected to begin work on the bill next week.A spokesman for the committee said an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the panel voted last week to hold a closed markup.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington,Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as he walks to a Senate GOP policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober WASHINGTON (AP) — A group advocating for the Capitol Hill press corps is pressing the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to open the panel’s crafting of the annual defense policy bill.The Standing Committee of Correspondents wrote to Sen. John McCain on Wednesday and asked him to reconsider the panel’s April 23 decision to meet behind closed doors when it drafts the legislation. The panel typically closes its markup of the bill to the public. Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

"Reporters press for open session on defense bill"