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Virtual Roundtable on State of Transparency Under Biden

President Joe Biden has made strides in several areas related to accountability, including restoring ethics requirements, revoking harmful Trump administration orders, and reversing COVID-19 pandemic secrecy. As the clock winds   Read Full

OTG Releases Latest Impact Report

After an extraordinarily unusual year largely defined by the coronavirus pandemic and America’s reckoning with racial injustice, the future is beginning to appear a bit more certain. The nation is   Read Full

Coalition Letter to Pelosi Outlines Critical Next Steps for Select Committee on Jan. 6 Investigation

As reports today confirm a select committee, groups urge House Speaker to reserve the authority to exclude Members who undermine the investigation Today, several government accountability organizations called on Speaker   Read Full

House Vote to Repeal Iraq War Powers Bolsters Accountability

Washington, DC — On the United States House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iran, Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director of Open The   Read Full

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

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

OTG Leads Coalition of 26 Organizations & Experts in Call for Classification Reform

Today, transparency, accountability, and human rights organizations and experts called on the Biden administration to take on national security classification reform ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th   Read Full

Advocacy Groups to Biden Administration: Relaunch

Today, 14 transparency and accountability organizations called on the Biden administration to fulfill a campaign promise and relaunch to elevate ethics as a core value throughout the federal government.   Read Full

Beyond Accolades: Garland’s Support for Transparency Should Mark New Era at the DOJ

Attorney General Merrick Garland championed the importance of the Freedom of Information Act in a video message to employees of the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy during Sunshine   Read Full