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A New Congress: A New Hope for Open Government

Here�s an excellent letter from Director Patrice McDermott urging the new Congress to take up the cause of passing meaningful reforms to make the government more open and accountable, noting that in the past Congress:

The few small attempts to improve transparency were flaunted but toothless. With great fanfare, for example, the House changed its rules to require disclosure of tax and budget earmarks. Within the first week of the new rule, it was ignored and no repercussions ensued.

By: Beth Daley
Director of Investigations, POGO

At the time of publication, Beth Daley was the Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight.

Authors: Beth Daley

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