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Media Access on Capitol Hill

Your Executive Committee continues to pursue ways to protect and enhance our access to members of Congress at a time we frequently reach capacity in the hallways during active coverage of news.

We are compelled to write this letter because of two recent developments.  Within the last few weeks, staff with the Senate Rules Committee briefly banned hallway interviews with Senators, in part due to crowded corridors. 

Statement by the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Association Executive Committee

We as the executive committee members of the RTCA condemn in the strongest possible terms the Senate Rules Committee’s effort to limit press access. Restricting access in public spaces in the U.S. Capitol and Senate office buildings prevents the American public from hearing directly from their lawmakers. We are in discussions with the Senate Rules…
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73rd Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner

The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is thrilled to announce the 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner will occur at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. This year, with a new date in the fall, we are looking forward to honoring our distinguished colleagues and celebrating an extraordinary year in…
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Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association (RTCA)

The Radio-Television Correspondents Association is the major organization of broadcast journalists who report on the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. comprised of radio and television broadcasters from every part of the world.