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Open the Government Applauds Sen. Merkley for Introducing AUMF Bill That Offers Alternative to Corker-Kaine

Open the Government Executive Director Lisa Rosenberg applauded Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley for introducing the Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Act. The bill is an Authorization for Use of   Read Full


OTG calls on Congress to protect anti-corruption transparency law

OpenTheGovernment is urging members of Congress to vote “No” on legislation that would repeal a critically important anti-corruption law that requires oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their payments   Read Full


‘Protecting her own image’ – Gina Haspel nomination process shows need for classification reform

By Emily Manna Immediately after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted favorably on Gina Haspel’s nomination to be CIA Director, Senator Ron Wyden issued a strong statement condemning the   Read Full


Coalition calls on ICE to meet congressionally mandated transparency requirements

ICE Has Missed Two Detention Reporting Deadlines Set By Congress In March   Read Full


In Letter Signed by More than Thirty Organizations, Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urged to Oppose Gina Haspel CIA Nomination

The groups are concerned that Haspel supervised torture, facilitated its cover-up, and obstructed access to her record on these matters.   Read Full


Jobs to Move America

Jobs to Move America (JMA) is a national non-profit organization. A research, strategy, and advocacy center, JMA is committed to harnessing government procurement to realize equity; to promote environmental sustainability;   Read Full


In hearing, Gina Haspel stokes fears about transparency, accountability

In her confirmation hearing today, Gina Haspel fueled fears that as CIA Director she would repeat the mistakes of the past and further undermine congressional oversight, transparency, and the rule   Read Full


Open the Government Executive Director Lisa Rosenberg Releases Statement for the Record Opposing Gina Haspel’s Nomination to Lead the CIA

Congress and the Public have been Subjected to a Selective Disclosure Campaign by the CIA in Favor of Gina Haspel’s Nomination, Asserts Rosenberg   Read Full


Defending Democracy Workshop Podcast (In Case You Missed It)

Defending Democracy

What can democracy advocates in the US and around the world do when their national governments flout international commitments and take steps toward democratic erosion and authoritarian practice? Monday’s workshop   Read Full


Coalition Calls on Congress to Oppose Defense Department’s FOIA Exemption Carve-Out

Exemption Could Lead to Shielding Information about Sexual Assault Complaints, Contractor Oversight, and Interrogation and Treatment of Prisoners   Read Full