Future of Earmark Transparency Video


Yesterday, the Advisory Committee on Transparency hosted “the Future of Earmark Transparency” on Capitol Hill.

Speaking at the event were Steve Ellis, Vice President of Taxpayers for Common Sense; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and founder of WashingtonWatch.com; and Daniel Schuman, Policy Counsel at the Sunlight Foundation and Director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency.

The Advisory Committee on Transparency is a project of the Sunlight Foundation, and has 18 member organizations. Background materials on earmark transparency are available after the jump.


To join the Advisory Committee on Transparency’s email list, please contact Daniel Schuman at ACT(at)sunlightfoundation.com with your name, email, phone, title, and office.

The Advisory Committee on Transparency’s purpose is to support the Congressional Transparency Caucus’s mission of promoting government transparency by:

  • Providing members of Congress with expert advice and resources on transparency issues, and
  • Connecting them with potential partners to advance a transparency agenda.

More information about the Advisory Committee is available here

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