The House is returning to regular order, and these executive sessions are just the beginning.

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).

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.

"With the House budget, Republicans have shown that the federal government can, and must, do more with less. We can get spending under control and achieve a balanced budget if the president and Washington Democrats come to the table willing to make the same tough choices American families and small businesses are making every day. These hardworking Americans must balance their budgets, and Washington owes it to them to do the same."

Building on our effort to make the House of Representatives more open and accessible, the Office of the Clerk has rolled out a new way to search video archives from the House floor.

“The House has doubled down on its pledge to keep innovating,” says the Sunlight Foundation...

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