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Daniel Schuman

Policy Director, Demand Progress

Daniel leads Demand Progress and Demand Progress Education Fund’s efforts on issues that concern governmental transparency/accountability/reform, civil liberties/national security, and promoting an open internet.

He co-founded the Congressional Data Coalition, which brings together organizations from across the political spectrum to advocate for a tech-savvy Congress. Daniel directs the Advisory Committee on Transparency, which supports the work of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, and is a fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.

His new website, EveryCRSReport, recently won a ‘le hackie’ award from D.C. Legal Hackers. In 2016 Daniel was named to the FastCase 50 and in 2013 Daniel was named among the ‘top 25 most influential people under 40 in gov and tech’ by FedScoop.

He is a nationally recognized expert on federal transparency, accountability, and capacity and has testified before Congress and appeared on NPR, C-SPAN, and other news outlets.

He previously worked as policy director at CREW; policy counsel at the Sunlight Foundation; and as a legislative attorney with the Congressional Research Service.

Daniel graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Law.


How House committees get their money

January 29, 2019
Committee funding in the House of Representatives is accomplished through a somewhat quirky process. Appropriators in the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Committee set a top dollar amount for the committees… Read More

Remembering Senator John McCain

August 27, 2018
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the First Branch Forecast on August 27, 2018.) McCain Senate office building? In his tweets commemorating the life of Sen. McCain, Sen. Read More

Collins indictment could spur reform

August 21, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on August 17, 2018.) After Representative Chris Collins’ (R-N.Y.) recent indictment for insider trading, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) … Read More

Removing House members from standing committees

August 15, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Legislative Procedure on August 14, 2018.) Representative Chris Collins, R-N.Y., was recently arrested for insider trading. Immediately after his… Read More

House rules should be available to public before vote

August 9, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Legislative Procedure blog on August 8, 2018.) At the beginning of the 115th Congress, members of the House of Representatives… Read More