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Congrats, President-Elect Biden! Now, Restore Accountability in the Federal Government

40 Advocacy Organizations & Experts Release Accountability 2021 Reform Agenda for Biden Administration — Open The Government today announced Accountability 2021, a robust agenda of actionable recommendations that president-elect Joe   Read Full


Trump must respect the democratic process

(WASHINGTON) — On Trump prematurely declaring victory as vote counting in the 2020 presidential election continues, Lisa Rosenberg, executive director of Open The Government, issued the following statement: “Prematurely declaring himself the   Read Full


Open Government Coalition Urges NARA to Preserve Presidential Records

Open The Government led a coalition of 12 organizations urging the archivist of the United States to take steps to maintain White House records for effective executive oversight. In a   Read Full


Trump’s COVID-19 infection raises unanswered questions about health, accountability to Americans

Trump’s recent coronavirus diagnosis is calling attention to secrecy surrounding the president’s latest health records. Trump’s medical team refuses to disclose when the president last tested negative for COVID-19, leaving   Read Full


DHS Records Destruction Proposal Would Sanction Agency’s Persistent Misconduct

WASHINGTON – A coalition of transparency and accountability organizations, led by Open The Government, strongly oppose the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to reclassify as “temporary” complaint records related to the agency’s extensive   Read Full


Open Government Coalition Urge Ratcliffe to Reverse Decision on In-Person Briefings on Election Security

Open The Government led a coalition of 11 organizations urging the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Director John Ratcliffe to reverse his recent decision to limit in-person   Read Full


ODNI election security briefing changes undermine Americans’ right to know

Lisa Rosenberg, executive director of Open The Government, released the following statement on the Office of Director of National Intelligence’s decision to stop in-person election security briefings for Congress and provide only written intelligence reports   Read Full


COVID-19 secrecy rampant as agencies clampdown on FOIA

When the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States earlier this year, the federal government actively worked to curtail the public’s right to information under the Freedom of Information Act   Read Full