This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
This is not at all realistic. A real Congressman would never decide to form the committee himself, based on first-hand observation; instead, it would happen only at the urging of foreign lobbyists or a PAC made up of psychotic wolverines.
In a way, then, this is actually better than real life.