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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

House “Doubled Down On its Pledge to Keep Innovating” By Expanding Docs.House.Gov

February 01, 2013

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

#OpenGov: XML of House Floor Summaries Now Available in Bulk

January 08, 2013

The Office of the House Clerk today announced that House floor summaries are now available for bulk download in XML. Each House session (roughly a calendar year) is available in one bulk file, going back to the 109th Congress (2005). Click here and select the “Download XML” tab to try it out. Read More

House Republicans Renew Earmark Ban for 113th Congress

November 16, 2012

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.” Read More

House Leaders Back Bulk Access to Legislative Information

June 06, 2012

House leaders today released the following statement today regarding House efforts to provide bulk access to legislative information. Read More