Gillibrand Touts Transparency


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said today that the final version of health care legislation will be available for at least 72 hours before debate. She also spoke out strongly in favor of transparency for congressional schedules, earmarks, and legislation in today’s conference call with bloggers organized by Blogher, which I moderated on behalf of the Sunlight Foundation.

Sen. Gillibrand has been a longtime advocate for transparency, which Paul Blumenthal has blogged about here, here, and here.

The call was part of a series sponsored by Blogher to connect bloggers directly with legislators. Other lawmakers who have participated are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Amy Klochubar, Rep. George Miller, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Jeff Merkely, and Rep. Cynthia Lummis. Many have spoken out about transparency.