2Day in #OpenGov 5/10/2013



  • President Obama issued an Executive Order calling for agencies to make internal lists of their data, share a list publicly of the data that is public, and consider what else might be made public. Obama said the move would help spark private-sector innovation. (Fedscoop, FCW, The Hill, Washington Post, Wired)
  • The Campaign Legal Center and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the FEC about individuals who allegedly exceeded campaign contribution limits. (Roll Call)
  • Lobbyists are expressing concern that recent talk about political intelligence services could lead to rushed legislation regulating the practice. Congress took a pass on disclosure requirements for political intelligence services last year and instead ordered a study on the topic. (The Hill)
  • Three years after the Dodd-Frank reforms took aim at cleaning up Wall Street and the banking industry, the rules that emerged from the reforms are still being finalized.  (NPR)
  • Mark Sanford is moving from the Fox News payroll to the U.S. House payroll after recently winning an election in South Carolina. His financial disclosure report shows what other companies had been paying him. (Roll Call)


  • H.R. 1847. Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013.
  • H.R. 1844. Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013.
  • H.R. 1913. To provide for greater transparency in and user control over the treatment of data collected by mobile applications and to enhance the security of such data.


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