House Oversight Hearing on Open Government


Today at 10 a.m. I will be testifying about open government before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The hearing is timed to coincide with Sunshine Week, an annual, week-long discussion on the importance of access to public information. The testimony (pdfodtdocx) is intended to encourage the Oversight Committee to continue its good work, to adopt the Administration’s best initiatives, and to help the Administration meet its pledge to be the most transparent once ever.

I hope that you’ll watch and let me know what you think. I am particular excited that Chairman Issa and Ranking Member Cummings just yesterday released draft legislation to overhaul the Freedom of Information Act, which follows on the bipartisan DATA Act and Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act that was favorably reported by the committee last Congress.