This week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee, sent the Director of Office of Government Ethics... View ArticleContinue reading
Stories from our surveillance transparency panel
The Advisory Committee on Transparency recently hosted an engaging discussion on surveillance transparency on Capitol Hill. Dig deeper by reading some of the headlines that it spawned here.Continue reading
Reporter’s notebook: How we came up with that campaign finance maze
If it makes you all feel any better, campaign finance is hard for us too.
At the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, we make a speciality of money in politics reporting, so when the dark money groups that we often cover burst into the headlines -- on reports that the Internal Revenue Service was denying the coveted tax exempt status to Tea Party groups -- we figured it was time to put what we know about the campaign finance ecosystem out there.
The process turned out to be revealing, if painful.
You can see the final product here. But we learned a lot ...Continue reading
Improving Congressional Oversight
At a fundamental level, congressional oversight is an expression of the American people’s collaborative effort to govern themselves. Expressions of... View ArticleContinue reading
Chairman Issa on Federal Spending Transparency
Today Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, spoke about his vision for improving open... View ArticleContinue reading
Testifying Before Full House Oversight Committee on Federal Spending Transparency
Tomorrow morning I will be testifying before the full House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Sunlight Foundation’s work... View ArticleContinue reading
Improving Public Oversight of Government: The Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
Public oversight of government could become a lot easier if legislation introduced yesterday becomes law. The “Access to Congressionally Mandated... View ArticleContinue reading
Testifying Before House Committee on Clearspending
This morning I testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology and Information Policy about... View ArticleContinue reading
More Like This Please
The Washington Post has an excellent profile of Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program... View ArticleContinue reading
Secret Hold on Bailout Oversight Lifted
According to POGO and TPM Muckraker, the hold on the nomination of Neil Barofsky to head the bailout oversight office... View ArticleContinue reading