230Jan 6, 2013
Daniel Schuman talked about how much current members of Congress are paid, recent efforts to increase salaries, and the perks of congressional service. Topics included average Congressional ...
634Dec 3, 2012
Obama Administration Transparency
Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his ...
276Oct 1, 2012
Openness and Transparency in the 112th Congress
Panelists discussed the openness and transparency of the political process in the 112th Congress. They focused on efforts to build more open and transparent means to find and analyze online ...
209Apr 28, 2012
Federal Spending Accountability
Daniel Schuman talked about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012 (DATA Act). He discussed what the bill entails, the effect lawmakers hope the bill will have, and the importance ...
398Jan 23, 2012
Super Political Action Committees
Panelists talked about the influence of “Super PACS” on the 2012 elections and beyond. Per the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election ...
271Jul 29, 2011
Protection of Federal Whistleblowers
Panelists talked about protecting government whistleblowers and striking the balance between reporting wrongdoing and the government’s need for confidentiality. Whistleblowers is a term ...
717May 9, 2011
Future of Congressional Research Service
The Sunlight Foundation held a discussion on the state and future of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a nonpartisan government agency located within the Library of Congress that provides ...
381Mar 14, 2011
Lobbying Rules and Regulations
Participants talked about federal lobbying rules and regulations. The panel included advocates for greater disclosure and stricter reporting by lobbyists. It also included speakers who say ...