OpenTheGovernment.org, Coalition Partners, Urge Congress to Put Spending Bills Online before Voting

OpenTheGovernment.org was joined by more than 20 openness and good government advocates, including several coalition partners, in sending a letter to the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee urging them to place all upcoming spending bills online, in a usable (preferably machine-readable), format. The letter notes the public can be confident Members of Congress are being good stewards of government programs and taxpayer funds only if spending bills are developed in as transparent a way as possible and and each spending bill is posted online at least 72 hours before it is brought up for consideration.

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