Tag: Transparency

Seeing Right Through 'The Most Transparent Administration in History'

August 19, 2014

While President Obama has repeatedly claimed that his is the “most transparent administration in history,” the evidence supporting his assertion is pretty flimsy. Read More

House Continues to Advance Open Government Initiatives

February 25, 2014

On Monday, the Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force held a public presentation to share progress on a number of ongoing open government initiatives, including the recent release of House Bill Summaries in XML format for bulk download. Read More

XML of House Bill Summaries Now Available in Bulk

February 04, 2014

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) announced today that bill summaries from the House of Representatives are now available in XML format for bulk data download from GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Read More

DATA Act Would Increase Transparency & Accountability for Taxpayers

November 18, 2013

Today, the House will take action on the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act (H.R. 2061), legislation aimed at making Congress and other areas of government more open and accountable to taxpayers. Read More

Speaker Boehner Stops By Bulk Data Task Force Meeting

August 12, 2013

Speaker Boehner thanked the group for its efforts to make the House of Representatives more open and transparent. Read More

House Continues to “Embrace Innovation & Transparency in the Legislative Process”

July 31, 2013

Here’s what open government and transparency advocates are saying about the announcement by Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor that the House is now making the U.S. Code available in XML … Read More

#OpenGov: House of Representatives Makes U.S. Code Available in Bulk XML

July 30, 2013

“Providing free and open access to the U.S. Code in XML is another win for open government,” said Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor. Read More

Boehner: GOP Using Technology to Make Congress More Open & Transparent

June 06, 2013

Speaker Boehner today said Republicans are actively “using technology to make Congress more open and transparent...” Read More

Infographic: How the U.S. House is Leading on #OpenGov

June 06, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives is more open and transparent than ever under Speaker John Boehner and the Republican majority. Read More

House Continues to Keep “Open Rules” Pledge Under Speaker Boehner

June 05, 2013

The open rules, which make it easier for Members to improve bills and eliminate unnecessary government spending, are the latest manifestation of a pledge made and kept under Speaker Boehner, who two years ago promised the new Republican majority would run the institution differently than its Democratic predecessor. Read More