Late yesterday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi announced it had “issued subpoenas for all communications of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to Libya” in light of new revelations that she exclusively used a private email system and server to conduct official government business, skirting federal records law and preemptively thwa
As it actively undermines the safety and security of U.S. families, itâ€™s understandable that the Obama administration would want to keep its actions a secret. But Americans have a right to know the truth â€“ not to mention secure borders that actually mean something.
The last time we counted the ways that President Obama has failed to keep his promise of running â€œthe most transparent administration in history,â€ none other than The New York Times agreed, concluding, â€œJohn Boehnerâ€™s Right on Executive Secrecy.â€ Since then, more has been written about the Obama administrationâ€™s attempts to eliminate news coverage it doesnâ€™t like and restrict the freedom of the press.
Today, the House laid down another marker by passing the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24), a bipartisan bill that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve within one year.
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.
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 GPOâ€™s Federal Digital System (FDsys).
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.