Facebook To Show Live Streaming Of U.S. Congress

During the course of last year, the way in which you used social media has expanded, allowing a large percentage of you to now have the opportunity to view events LIVE. Online social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have all given us the accessibility to catch the action as it happens, be it music events, game launches and today if you are a stifler for politics, then you will be able to catch the live broadcast from the U.S. Congress streamed onto Facebook.

According to Mashable, the first session of this important event will be streamed directly onto the networking site at noon today. In order to access this, you will have to go onto the site’s “Pledge to America” page, where you will be able to watch the House of Representatives transition transfer over to Republican control. Once done, you will get the opportunity to watch floor proceedings as they happen as well as House Speaker John Boehner’s first speech. Whatever your thoughts are surrounding this, you too will benefit from having your say via the comments section.

Ohio Congressman Boehner and Director of Digital Media “Nick Schaper,” are hoping that today’s event with its live streaming will now “set the tone for a new majority that will continue to find new ways to listen to and better represent the American people.”

Following on from the 2010 midterm elections, it is hoped that Boehner will be elected “Speaker of the House of Representatives” once the 112th U.S. Congress gets underway today. This will make him the first Ohio speaker since Republican Nicholas Longworth.

To find out more head on over to Mashable. Tell us what you are hoping to hear?