Senate Republicans backed off the proposal after members of the Press had an emergency meeting with the Senate Rules Committee.
- “Reporters would no longer be permitted to film interviews with Senators in the Capitol or the Senate office building without permission.
- Reporters would no longer be permitted to conduct on-camera interviews in hallways, outside personal offices, outside committee rooms without the permission from the Senate Rules Committee, the Senate’s Sergeant-At-Arms or the Senate Radio and TV Gallery.”
Following an uproar, Senate Republicans claim that there was just a misunderstanding.
Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said Republicans were concerned about too much traffic in the already busy Senate hallways.