Justice Department reform is long overdue

Washington, DC — On restoring accountability to the Department of Justice after its secret efforts to obtain the phone records of lawmakers and journalists were recently exposed, Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director of Open   Read Full


Senate’s “Flawed” Vote on January 6 Commission

Washington, DC — On the Senate’s vote blocking commission to investigate Capitol attack, Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director of Open The Government issued the following statement: “Senate Republicans’ decision today to   Read Full


ICYMI

The Trump obstruction memo case shows Biden’s DOJ is still protecting TrumpMSNBC, May 27, 2021Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Corporations are funding Trump-supporting, anti-democratic Republican lawmakers againNBC News   Read Full


Openings in Openness

Multiple, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Managing Director, Finance & Operations, Global Integrity *Check out the Open Government Jobs page for more openness and accountability jobs at Open   Read Full


OTG Applauds House Passage of Legislation Supporting Bipartisan January 6 Commission

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to oppose the commission imperils the bill in the Senate. Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director of Open The Government issued the following statement: “The U.S. House   Read Full


Q & A with an Accountability Expert

Matt Ehling, Board Member, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information discusses the state’s open records law and the opportunities and challenges of advocating for it.  Tell us about Minnesota Coalition on   Read Full


National Security Week Highlights

Open The Government led a coalition of 26 organizations and experts in urging Biden to take on classification reform National Security Counselors and OTG hosted a Ask Me Anything session   Read Full


Anti-Corruption Week Highlights

Fourteen organizations signed on to a letter to the administration urging Biden to fulfill his campaign promise to relaunch Ethics.gov as a central repository that ensures government officials serve the public   Read Full


Right to Know Week Highlights

Over 30 organizations signed on to letters urging the Senate Judiciary to hold a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act, and Attorney General Garland to issue a memo on FOIA compliance to agencies.   Read Full


Whistleblowers Week Highlights

Open The Government hosted a Facebook live with Dana Gold and Tom Devine of Government Accountability Project to discuss the crucial reforms that can strengthen whistleblower protections in 2021. GAP   Read Full