This week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee, sent the Director of Office of Government Ethics... View ArticleContinue reading
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
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
At a fundamental level, congressional oversight is an expression of the American people’s collaborative effort to govern themselves. Expressions of... View ArticleContinue reading
Today Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, spoke about his vision for improving open... View ArticleContinue reading
Tomorrow morning I will be testifying before the full House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Sunlight Foundation’s work... View ArticleContinue reading
Public oversight of government could become a lot easier if legislation introduced yesterday becomes law. The “Access to Congressionally Mandated... View ArticleContinue reading
This morning I testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology and Information Policy about... View ArticleContinue reading
The Washington Post has an excellent profile of Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program... View ArticleContinue reading