Transparency

Publications

, Government Executive
Two Years of COVID-19 Oversight: A Look Back
Nan Swift

From Government Executive:

“I think that these oversight bodies are probably doing the best they can under very challenging circumstances,” Nan Swift, resident fellow for the governance…

Letter in Support of Strengthening Oversight of Executive Branch & Increasing Transparency
Jonathan Bydlak

 Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, and Members of the Senate:
We, the undersigned groups, representing perspectives from across the political spectrum and concerned about the…

Coalition to Pentagon: Make Public Annual Weapons Testing Report
Nan Swift

Dear Director Guertin:

We, the undersigned organizations, are deeply troubled by the lack of transparency in the 2021 annual weapons testing report. We are an ideologically diverse group focused…

, POLITICO Huddle
Dems enjoy a moment of GOP cooperation
Jonathan Bydlak

From POLITICO Huddle:

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE — A coalition of 43 groups, including Demand Progress and the Lincoln Network, are calling on the Senate to publish text of bills and amendments…

Public Access to Senate Legislation 
Jonathan Bydlak

Dear Majority Leader Schumer and Minority Leader McConnell:

Thank you for your continuing stewardship of Senate operations during these difficult times. We write to encourage improved public…

Groups Applaud Advancement of IG Independence and Empowerment Act
Jonathan Bydlak

Dear Chairman Peters and Ranking Member Portman:

We write to enthusiastically thank you for your work to advance legislation to improve the federal inspectors general (IG) system through the…

Organizations Urge Update to Government Contractor Whistleblower Protections
Jonathan Bydlak

Dear Republican Members of the Senate Whistleblower Caucus:

The undersigned organizations, watchdogs, and advocates for robust government oversight urge you to support modernizing government…

Democrats, GOP Push Back Against Partisan Election Audits
Matt Germer

From PEW:

Partisan election investigations violate the tenets of independent auditing processes. Such processes are designed to protect the security of election equipment, maintain the…

, Senator Sherrod Brown
Brown Joins Colleagues in Reintroducing COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act
Jesse Kelley

From Senator Sherrod Brown:

The bill has also been endorsed by…Pennsylvania Prison Society; R Street Institute; REFORM Alliance…

, Government Executive
Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website
Jonathan Bydlak

From Government Executive:

The nonprofit watchdog Campaign for Accountability, think tank R Street Institute, grassroots advocacy organization Common Cause, whistleblower advocacy group Government…

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