Following the Money: New House Expenditure Reports Available Online


For the second time ever, the House of Representatives released an online update to its “House Expenditure Reports”  — a compendium of how the lower chamber spends money. For years, these reports were published only in book format, but Speaker Pelosi has taken a significant stride towards improving House transparency by publishing them online.

The online publication isn’t perfect, however, as the document is published in PDF format. That’s where Sunlight comes in. Our technology gurus have yet again reshaped the information into a usable database.

This data is immensely useful. We’ve had some fun with it in the past, and will be interested to see what other nuggets may be buried in the data.