The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee favorably reported a number of transparency related bills at a markup earlier today.... View ArticleContinue reading
The News Without Transparency: Health and Human Services Department Contributes to Big Government Spending on Advisory Committees
Last spring the government technology newspaper Federal Computer Week highlighted the Health and Human Services Department for spending $1.6 billion on... View ArticleContinue reading
Fixing Federal Advisory Committees
Is the federal government getting biased advice from its advisory committees? Concerns about skewed advice and conflicts-of-interest prompted President Obama’s... View ArticleContinue reading
Financial Reform Bill has a Small Transparency Win
The Financial Reform bill contains a minor concession for transparency that we called for last year — a small step... View ArticleContinue reading
President Obama on Influence Peddling
President Obama’s weekly address explained on his administration’s efforts to combat influence peddling, and the steps it is considering taking... View ArticleContinue reading
Do Ray Mi FACA?
Yesterday, John and I met with the director of the fantastically-named Committee Management Secretariat, which oversees approximately 1,000 federal advisory... View ArticleContinue reading
Is It Time to Revisit the Federal Advisory Committee Act?
A September 21st news story in Roll Call reported that the Obama administration is “strongly considering limiting the ability of... View ArticleContinue reading
One Step Forward for Transparency
Last month, I blogged about the Center for Public Integrity‘s brilliant expose’ “Shadow Government,” dealing with federal advisory committees, the... View ArticleContinue reading