Newly released memo reveals secretary of homeland security signed off on family separation policy

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen previously denied existence of policy Open The Government and the Project On Government Oversight have obtained documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that provides   Read Full

Statement of Open The Government’s Executive Director on the Release of “Committee Confidential” Documents by Senator Cory Booker

Kavanaugh confirmation hearings expose a system so broken that Members of Congress are forced to take extraordinary action in an effort to restore fairness to the process Open The Government   Read Full


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Coalition opposes secret expansion of government monitoring and data mining

Growing surveillance programs demand greater transparency, must adhere to privacy laws    Today, Open The Government joined a broad coalition of privacy, civil liberties, government openness, accountability, and immigrant rights   Read Full

Coalition calls on Senate to delay of hearings on Supreme Court nominee until records on his career can be reviewed

The Senate cannot fulfill its constitutional mandate of “advice and consent” if senators do not have access to records on Supreme Court nominee Today, a nonpartisan coalition of government openness,   Read Full

Tools of Accountability: A Recap of Our Workshops on Working with Whistleblowers & Using FOIA

Posted by the Open Gov Hub, August 10, 2018 As some governments become less open, the role of whistleblowers as agents of accountability become even more important. That’s why Open   Read Full

Coalition calls for greater transparency and full access to records on Supreme Court nominee

Today, a nonpartisan coalition of government openness, accountability, and human rights groups called for comprehensive disclosure of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to the   Read Full

Coalition raises alarm over attacks against journalists and condemns White House for restricting press access

Open The Government, together with a non-partisan coalition of transparency, government accountability, civil liberties and press freedom organizations, sent a letter condemning the White House for punishing journalists who ask   Read Full

Coalition Calls for Urgent Investigation of Destruction of Records on Family Separation Crisis

Congress must demand full transparency and accountability to protect children from disappearing Open The Government, together with a coalition of organizations committed to government accountability, civil liberties, human rights, and   Read Full

Pruitt Scandals Highlight Need for Congress to Act to Ensure Accountability, Inform the Public

WASHINGTON – Open The Government Executive Director, Lisa Rosenberg, criticized the latest case of excessive secrecy at the Environmental Protection Agency, in response to reports that Director Scott Pruitt hid   Read Full