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May 26, 2016

By Sean Moulton

House Committee Votes to Keep Congressional Reports Secret



Screenshot of Rep. Mike Quigely offering an amendment on CRS report availability. The House Appropriations Committee voted against posting Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online for the public.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

April 28, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Plaintiffs Protest PACER Pricing



Photo of a stature of the Scales of Justice A proposed class action lawsuit alleges the office that runs the PACER court-document access system has been ripping off users for years.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

April 15, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

A Good American Asks for Transparency



A Good American Film Screenshot Whistleblowers join forces with Austrian director in documentary to increase efforts to declassify Department of Defense Inspector General’s Report.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

April 7, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

B-21 Comes with a Stealth Final Price Tag



B-21 Bomber Rendering Despite requests by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, the Air Force isn't releasing the final contract value for the B-21, the new Long Range Strike Bomber, arguing that estimates are good enough.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security, Contract Oversight

March 11, 2016

By Sean Moulton

Bill May Finally Make Congressional Research Reports Public



Computer keyboard internet online A new bill introduced in Congress would require that Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports be posted online by the Government Printing Office so the public would finally have easy, free access to the informative materials.

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Topics: Open Government

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