April 25, 2014

John Boehner to Answer Budget, Spending Questions on YouTube

Speaker of the House John Boehner will be doing a YouTube interview on Sunday, February 27 at midnight ET. YouTube is calling for questions from users.

YouTube will use Google Moderator to determine which questions get asked. The ones with the most votes will be selected.

“With many U.S. states facing budget crises, and the President’s recent budget proposal being met with skepticism by Republicans, the financial health of the U.S. is capturing interest around the world,” says YouTube News and Politics Manager Ramya Raghavan. “As the budget debate heats up on Capitol Hill, we invite you to submit your questions for one of the most vocal opponents to President Obama’s proposed budget plan.”

John Boehner YouTube Channel - Submit questions

YouTube says video questions are “highly preferred,” but text questions are also accepted. They don’t want the videos to exceed 20 seconds in length, and request that questions be asked directly and clearly.

“Feel free to be creative (use props, charts, etc.) to help your question stand out,” says Raghaven. “If you have time, find an interesting backdrop that may help reinforce your message. Submit your question early. The final deadline to submit is Sunday, February 27 at midnight ET.”

Questions can be submitted on Boehner’s YouTube channel.