Journalists Face New Limits On Press Access In Covering Congress


Reporters on Capitol Hill are facing alarming new restrictions when trying to interview senators, journalists from multiple media outlets said Tuesday.

NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt tweeted that "reporters at Capitol have been told they are not allow [sic] to film interviews with senators in hallways."

Reporters have traditionally been able to wait outside meetings and hearings and approach senators with question as they come and go. But now reporters are being told they need permission from the specific senator and the Senate Rules Committee.

This is a breaking news item. Please check back for updates. 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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