#BehindTheScenesWeek Gives Instagram Followers Unique Look at the Committee


Committee Continues Using Social Media Platforms to Connect with American Public

This week, the Energy and Commerce Committee took an innovative approach to provide folks outside the beltway a behind the scenes look at our committee process. Using Instagram, and posting pictures using the hashtag #BehindTheScenesWeek, the committee was able to give followers a backstage pass starting Monday morning to see the members of the committee, how the staff helps make sure things run smoothly, and a look at where much of the legislative work gets done in the committee rooms.

Check out some of the photos from this week below, and make sure to follow the committee on Instagram for all the latest filtered photos.

MONDAY: One of our committee clerks, Charlotte, sets up FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s nameplate. Wheeler will testify tomorrow morning at 10:30. Watch live at #BehindTheScenesWeek

TUESDAY: Chairman Fred Upton, @repgregwalden, and @mikerogersmi08 chat before today’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing featuring FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. #BehindTheScenesWeek

WEDNESDAY: Subcommittee on Health Chairman Rep. Joe Pitts checks out our new social media wall before he chairs hearing on Medicare. #BehindTheScenesWeek

WEDNESDAY: Chairman Upton and Rep. Lee Terry participate in a G+ Hangout today to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline. #BehindTheScenesWeek

THURSDAY: View from the Chairman’s dais this morning before our hearing on patent trolls. #BehindTheScenesWeek

THURSDAY: Chairman Upton stopped by the press shop earlier to show off his Chicago Cubs coffee mug! #BehindTheScenesWeek

#tbt The main committee room in 1999 (top) compared to now. We like the green! #BehindTheScenesWeek

FRIDAY: Gorgeous Friday here in Washington, D.C. at our @uscapitol. Thanks so much for following along and we hope you enjoyed #BehindTheScenesWeek and have a great Memorial Day weekend! As Chairman Upton says, we are the land of the free because of our brave.