The 26-member Congressional Transparency Caucus last Thursday held its inaugural event on Capitol Hill.
At the event, the two co-chairs of the Caucus, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), alongside Caucus members Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), and Rep. Scott Murphy (D-NY), discussed the group’s mission and the need for more transparency in government. For more information on the Transparency Caucus and the Advisory Committee on Transparency, visit transparencycaucus.org. A complete list of members is available here.
After the jump you can watch a video of opening remarks from John Wonderlich and a panel discussion on the state and future of government transparency.
Sunlight Foundation’s Policy Director John Wonderlich heralded the creation of the Transparency Caucus, and announced Sunlight’s formation of the Advisory Committee on Transparency, which will support the Caucus’ mission of increasing openness, transparency, and accountability.
Sunlight Foundation Policy Counsel (and Director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency) Daniel Schuman led a panel discussion on the current state and future of government transparency. He was joined by Scott Amey, General Counsel, the Project on Government Oversight; Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and Patrice McDermott, Director, OpenTheGovernment.org.
The panel took a number of questions from the audience. Towards the end of the conversation, Rep. Issa joined the panel in fielding questions.