WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today launched “GovWatch,” the first-ever congressional committee iPhone app, harnessing cutting-edge mobile communications technology to boost transparency, accountability, and information sharing in government. GovWatch is now available free through the Apple iTunes store and is a one-stop-shop allowing users to interact with Committee Republicans across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee website.
“GovWatch will help foster a more open government for the American people, putting information about transparency and oversight efforts in the palm of the taxpayer’s hand,” Issa said. “This app gives citizens an easy-to-use, mobile window on Washington available anytime, anywhere.”
GovWatch gives taxpayers a hub from which they can download and share the work of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans, increasing the potential for crowd-sourced government accountability from millions of iPhone users.