Legislative Proposals for Fostering Transparency

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: March 23, 2017 9:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To discuss transparency related to government data, audits, and the Freedom of Information Act.
  • To consider legislative proposals that hold governmental entities more accountable to taxpayers.

BACKGROUND:

  • The committee will hold this hearing as part of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government.
  • Members will discuss legislation that fosters government openness by subjecting federal entities and federally owned government-sponsored entities to more transparent measures.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Hudson Hollister Founder and Executive Director The Data Coalition
Mr. Norman Singleton President Campaign for Liberty
Mr. John Berlau Senior Fellow Competitive Enterprise Institute
Mr. Thomas Fitton President Judicial Watch
Richard Painter Professor of Law University of Minnesota Twin Cities