Bring in the nerds: Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment

January 27, 2018
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Bipartisan Hack-a-Thon Scheduled for November 30

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November 14, 2017
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer invite you to a hack-a-thon! The event will bring together a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, Congressional staff,… Read More

House Clerk to Unveil New, Improved Website

July 7, 2017
The House’s Clerk is soon to unveil a handsome new website with features including: Live House floor video; Daily legislative activity (floor summary, bills, votes, and committee meetings); and… Read More

OPEN Government Data Act Moves to Senate Floor After Markup

May 22, 2017
Legislation requiring federal agencies to publish their data online in a searchable, nonproprietary, machine-readable format has been cleared for the Senate following a May 17 markup by the Senate… Read More

Three Years In, What Does the DATA Act Tell Us About Agency Spending?

May 14, 2017
Trying to figure out exactly how much money the federal government spends long has been an exercise in futility for those few brave souls who endeavor to try it. Read More

House Legislative Branch Appropriations Open Hearing, May 3, 2017

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May 3, 2017
To its great credit, the House’s legislative branch appropriations subcommittee held an open hearing where anyone with an interest in legislative branch spending could have their say. This is… Read More

GovTrack’s Written Testimony to the House of Representatives on Public Access to Legislative Information

May 2, 2017
This week, the House’s Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing. In anticipation, Joshua Tauberer has published online the testimony he submitted. Tauberer, who founded GovTrack.US… Read More

In Praise of Standardized Data for Congressional Oversight

April 24, 2017
Alex Pollock, distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute, spoke of the value of standardized financial data on federal government activities. He observed to attendees of the Financial… Read More

Data Coalition Testifies on Forthcoming OPEN Government Data Act

March 29, 2017
Photo credit: Data Coalition. Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Coalition, testified before Congress this week regarding new legislation. “The DATA Act of 2014, which Ranking Member Cummings, then-Chairman… Read More

Upcoming Events on Congress and Technology

March 29, 2017
From the Congressional Data Coalition: “#HouseOfCodeClear your schedule Tuesday, April 4th, from 4:30-7:30 to celebrate the accomplishments of 123 Members of Congress who participated in the 2016… Read More