Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible: A New Survey & Messaging Toolkit
Congress calls for greater transparency and accountability from the Pentagon for police militarization
Today, Open the Government and the Project On Government Oversight are calling for Congress to question Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about her statements made under oath regarding the administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border.
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen previously denied existence of policy
Statement of Open the Government’s Executive Director on the Release of “Committee Confidential” Documents by Senator Cory Booker
Kavanaugh confirmation hearings expose a system so broken that Members of Congress are forced to take extraordinary action in an effort to restore fairness to the process
Growing surveillance programs demand greater transparency, must adhere to privacy laws
Coalition calls on Senate to delay of hearings on Supreme Court nominee until records on his career can be reviewed
The Senate cannot fulfill its constitutional mandate of “advice and consent” if senators do not have access to records on Supreme Court nominee
Legislation would go far to increase government openness & shine light on private contractors
Today, a nonpartisan coalition of government openness, accountability, and human rights groups called for comprehensive disclosure of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the coalition raised concerns that records currently under review exclude information that would shed light on Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice.