GOP: Women’s Testimony At Contracpetion Hearing Won’t Be Televised

The Republican-controlled Committee on House Administration has denied a request to broadcast the testimony of Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke on the health reform law’s mandated coverage of contraceptives at a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee event. The event was organized by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a bid to allow Fluke a second opportunity to speak on the issue after the young woman was barred from the all-male panel by Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) at last week’s House Oversight and Govenrment Reform Committee hearing. According to Pelosi’s office, this will be the first event in which the House recording studio has not covered an event. — Fatima Najiy