Rules for Independent News Coverage
All reporting on this website is the work of non-partisan, independent
journalists with decades of experience in covering the local
angle in Congress for U.S. digital news media and legacy newspapers.
Our company is accredited by the House and Senate Daily Press Galleries
for access to public information and reporting facilities in the Capitol
Building and nearby congressional office buildings.
We embrace the galleries' professional standards, which, in part:
-- Require holders of congressional press cards to live in the
Washington, D.C. area and be full-time, paid
correspondents of recognized news organizations.
-- Prohibit accredited correspondents from engaging in any lobbying or
paid advocacy or publicity work.
In addition, we follow even stricter company rules to prohibit occupational or
financial conflicts of interest, and we have made our entire reporting archives
since 2006 available to be read online and judged for accuracy and fairness.
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