Biden’s Ethics Plan Earns First Victory for Accountability Reform Advocates

(Washington) —  By signing an executive order on ethics commitments for the executive branch on his first day in office, President Joe Biden demonstrated the importance of structural ethics reforms that   Read Full

A reprehensible attack on our democracy

(Washington) — Open The Government released the following statement from Lisa Rosenberg, executive director, in response to the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier today: “The insurrection on Capitol Hill   Read Full

Murphy, Quigley Introduce Legislation to Protect Presidential Records, Enhance Presidential Transition Process to Promote Accountability and National Security

WASHINGTON—Following reports that the outgoing Trump administration is destroying presidential records and ignoring the law when using non-official electronic devices to conduct official business, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on   Read Full

Q & A with an Accountability Expert

Rio Tazewell, Senior Campaigns Manager, People For the American Way discusses memorable campaigns, the significance of the Georgia senate races on federal legislative reform, and mobilizing for a more equitable   Read Full

Openings in Openness*

Assistant Research Director, Political Research Associates Associate Director, Common Cause Multiple Positions, Public Citizen Senior Communications Manager, Issue One *Check out the Open Government Jobs page for more openness and   Read Full


Political reporters want a fight with Biden? Here’s an idea: Fight for transparencyPress Watch; Salon, December 15, 2020Open The Government DHS must table self-serving biometrics report – EPICBiometric Update, December   Read Full

CLC Calls for Biden Administration To Restore Government Accountability Through Ethics Reforms

This blog post from our friends at Campaign Legal Center on Accountability 2021 was originally published here. By Delaney MarscoDecember 2, 2020 Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has joined a nonpartisan coalition,   Read Full

Q & A with an Accountability Expert

Jennifer Ahearn, Policy Director, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington discusses Accountability 2021 and ethics reform. Can you tell us about CREW and your role at the organization? CREW   Read Full

Openings in Openness*

Director of Policy, Center Democracy & Technology Executive Director , Center for Progressive Reform Associate Director,  Common Cause Multiple Positions, People for the American Way *Check out the Open Government   Read Full


Fossil Fuel Industry Feasted on COVID-19 Relief Programs, Report RevealsCommon Dreams, November 24, 2020Public Citizen Donald Trump’s Destruction of DocumentsNPR, November 23, 2020National Security Archive OCC’s New Rule Is an   Read Full