From Demand Progress:

In prior years, public witnesses have been very fortunate to have their voices heard by Congressional appropriations lawmakers and staff.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, House appropriations subcommittees are not holding “in-person” or zoom public witness testimony this year.

Demand Progress wanted to ensure that people who have devoted much time and analysis to their testimony be heard. This video features a dozen presenters who touch on a wide range of issues that otherwise would have testified to Congressional appropriators in person. Each presenter had 5 minutes to discuss their request.

Presenters included:

Eli Lehrer, president of the R Street Institute

Ginger McCall, legal director for Demand Progress

Nan Swift, resident fellow of the R Street Institute

Brian Baird, former Member of Congress

Daniel Schuman, policy director for Demand Progress

Jamie Neikrie, coordinator for Issue One

Amelia Strauss, policy advisor for Demand Progress

Bradley Moss, deputy executive director of National Security Counselors

Irvin McCullough, national security analyst for the Government Accountability Project

Michael Stern, founder of Point of Order

Andrew Lautz, director of federal policy for National Taxpayers Union

Kel McClanahan, executive director of National Security Counselors