OTG, coalition support bill to make reports to Congress public

On Monday, OpenTheGovernment joined 37 other open government and accountability groups in supporting the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA), H.R.4631. The ACMRA, which was introduced in the House and Senate this week, would require all agency reports submitted to Congress to be catalogued and published in a central repository. This repository would also track the progress of agency reports required by Congress.

OTG joins EPIC, openness groups in demanding release of President's tax returns

Wednesday, OTG joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and 16 other open government and accountability groups in a letter calling on the IRS and the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation to release the President's tax returns to the public. The letter argues that disclosure of the tax returns is necessary for the American public to determine the integrity of the 2016 election and understand the extent of the President's relationship with Russia.