WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Rules Committee was recognized today for having one of the best websites in Congress. The Committee received the Gold Mouse award, one of only three House Committees to receive this honor for the 113th Congress. The award was given by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), a nonpartisan nonprofit working to improve communications between citizens and Congress and enhance operations in Capitol Hill offices.
Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) released the following statement on CMF’s award: "We are proud to receive this year’s Gold Mouse award for one of the best committee websites. With timely and accurate updates, the Rules website is a go-to destination for information on the business of the House. This past year the Rules Committee site was revamped to provide better tools to track legislation and to deliver an overall more user-friendly experience. I am truly honored by CMF’s recognition of our efforts to enhance institutional transparency and accountability for the American people."
Founded in 1977, CMF is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its Members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry. Its work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services. The Gold Mouse Awards and congressional website research is part of CMF's Partnership for a More Perfect Union, dedicated to enriching the relationship between citizens and Congress. The goal of the Partnership is to further meaningful civic engagement through education, re-establishing trust, and providing innovative and pragmatic tools to facilitate purposeful two-way communication between citizens and Congress.