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.
Speaker Boehner thanked the group for its efforts to make the House of Representatives more open and transparent.
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 …
“Providing free and open access to the U.S. Code in XML is another win for open government,” said Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor.
Speaker Boehner today said Republicans are actively “using technology to make Congress more open and transparent...”
The U.S. House of Representatives is more open and transparent than ever under Speaker John Boehner and the Republican majority.
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.
“The House has doubled down on its pledge to keep innovating,” says the Sunlight Foundation...
The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress.
Speaker John Boehner “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending during his tenure in the House.”