More on SSDI Issue and Congressional Hearing February 2 #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

In response to many e-mails replying to my posting of January 26 on this
forum regarding the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security
Hearing on Thursday February 2 at 9:00 AM (Eastern),:

1. Yes, you will be able to watch the hearing live >from the convenience of
where ever your computer is-- go to:
http://tinyurl.com/6uq9pd7
full url:

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Calendar/?EventTypeID=149&CatagoryID=4772

and either click on the hearing or scroll down to the bottom right of the
screen where it says committee videos

(http://waysandmeans.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2)

and we should see it live. I have been told it will also be archived
so one can watch it any time.

2. To learn who is on the Subcommittee: Go to the Committee
website:
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/About/Members.htm

The people who serve on the full Ways and Means Committee are listed first
and scroll down to the Subcommittee on Social Security-- Each of the members
own websites may be accessed by clicking on their names under the full committee.

3. This subcommittee hearing to hear what should be in legislation. The
IAJGS and RPAC have provided staff with legislative language and concepts,
held several conference calls and had numerous e-mails and phone calls with
the staff...they received our input-- if they do anything with it we will
only know when the new bill is proposed. Therefore, when/if a new bill is
introduced it will be heard in both the House and Senate- and an opportunity
exists for more input at those times.

For those who are interested in ideas on this issue go to the Records
Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) website
http://www.fgs.org/rpac/index.php
where there is a talking points paper.
IAJGS is a managing (voting) member of RPAC.

Thank you for all your interest in this very important issue to
genealogists.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.