2Day in #OpenGov 5/13/2013



  • An audit shows the IRS gave more scrutiny to conservative groups or groups that criticized the government. The high-level decisions were made out of a Cincinnati field office. (Washington Post)
  • Sheldon Adelson, who poured money into the 2012 elections, may be preparing to spend millions of dollars on the 2014 elections if his recent transfer of money from a super PAC to a non-profit is any indicator. (Roll Call)
  • A user-friendly and restriction-free version of Maryland’s code of Public Laws is available online and ready to be worked on by developers. (TechPresident)
  • The U.S. Census Bureau issued a challenge for developers to help work on its API during the National Day of Civic Hacking. (FedScoop)
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics launched a new website in an effort to make its data more easily understandable. (FedScoop)
  • The U.S. House is poised to vote on a resolution this week that states the Internet should be free from government control. (The Hill)
  • U.S. authorities are among those looking into a massive amount of data about taxes and offshore holdings leaked recently. (ICIJ)
  • Want to tell the United Nations what it’s priorities should be? The chance is here: the U.N. is crowdsourcing input on its global development goals. (TechPresident)


  • H.R. 1852. Email Privacy Act.
  • H.R. 1869. Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2013.
  • H.R. 1853. Medicaid Accountability and Care Act of 2013.
  • H.R. 1859. Disaster Declaration Improvement Act of 2013.
  • H.R. 1872. Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2013.



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