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Virtual RTCA Executive Committee Meeting Announcement

Dear Colleagues, I would like to invite you next week to the first ever virtual meeting of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association. This will take place Friday, May 29 at 11:00. We will be using Cisco Webex software. Please install it in order for you to join the meeting. More information, including Meeting ID and…
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A letter to RTCA Members on Temporary Coverage Guidance Due to COVID-19

Dear Members, I am writing to inform you of temporary guidelines that will be forthcoming and enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic that will affect newsgathering on Capitol Hill, starting with the Senate, which returns Monday. These temporary guidelines will admittedly take some time to get used to for all parties, but the safety of…
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A Message to RTCA Members Regarding Coronavirus Precautions on Capitol Hill

Dear Colleagues, I met with Senate leadership staff and the Senate Sergeant at Arms office Friday to discuss the Coronavirus and its effect on Capitol operations. They were concerned about media gaggles and both reporters and Senators safety as we all routinely stand in close proximity to each other. We agreed that all parties should…
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March Executive Committee Meeting Announcement

The Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio-Television Correspondents’ Galleries will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. in HVC Studio A (HVC 114, Capitol Visitor Center). This meeting is open to all credentialed members of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Galleries.

February Meeting Announcement

The Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio-Television Correspondents’ Galleries will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the Senate Radio-TV Gallery studio (S-325, Capitol). This meeting is open to all credentialed members of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Galleries.

A Letter from the RTCA Executive Committee to our Members on Press Access during the Impeachment Trial

RTCA Members:  The RTCA Executive Committee would like to update all members of the association on our efforts to improve press access on Capitol Hill for the Senate impeachment trial.  Through negotiations with the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms office, the executive committee has increased access to off-camera reporting in the Ohio Clock Corridor, acquired a network standup…
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Statement on Press Access for President Trump’s Impeachment Trial – January 21, 2020

The Executive Committee of Correspondents continues to oppose members of the press having to pass through magnetometers to enter the Senate chamber. Reporters already go through magnetometers to enter any building in the Capitol complex. This unprecedented decision could delay press access to the Senate Chamber. The executive committee supports plans in place to protect…
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‪The RTCA Executive Committee supports the Standing Committee of Correspondents on being opposed to magnetometers being installed inside the Senate Press Gallery during the impeachment trial.‬

The Executive Committee of Correspondents has voted to support the following statement: The Standing Committee of Correspondents remains vehemently opposed to the installation of a magnetometer inside the Senate Press Gallery during the Senate impeachment trial. The device will disrupt news gathering, diminishes workspace in the gallery that could be used for press conferences and…
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Statement on Press Access for President Trump’s Impeachment Trial

The Executive Committee of Correspondents’ is concerned about the restrictions on press coverage put in place at the start of President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. The new procedures rolled out this week across the Capitol grounds, some implemented without explanation or justification, have made it more difficult for journalists to do their work and gain…
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Statement on the exchange between CNN’s Manu Raju and Senator Martha McSally

“The Executive Committee of Correspondents’ strenuously objects to insults being directed towards any journalist. On Thursday, one of our members, CNN’s Manu Raju, politely asked a United States senator a timely and relevant question about the impeachment trial of the president of the United States. Senator Martha McSally’s response was inappropriate anywhere, but particularly in the…
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