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How the Senate Should Update Its Rules

  • Improve Public Access to Information about Legislative Proceedings
  • Improve Disclosure Around Committee Activities
  • Improve Transparency Concerning Senate Operations
  • Improve Public Understanding of Policy Matters
  • Adopt a “Public Access” Presumption
  • Catalog Information Held by the Senate
  • Improve Chamber-Wide Coordination on Open Government
    → Transparency Ombudsman
    → Advisory Committee on Public Access to Information
    → Strengthen Oversight of Legislative Support Agencies

{ These recommendations are now available as a PDF }

Improve Public Access to Information about Legislative Proceedings

Improve Disclosure Around Committee Activities

Improve Transparency Concerning Senate Operations

Improve Public Understanding of Policy Matters

Adopt a “Public Access” Presumption

Catalog Information Held by the Senate

Improve Chamber-Wide Coordination on Open Government

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Daniel Schuman

@DemandProgress policy director & @CongressData co-founder. +1 for #opengov, #civictech, #smartergov, and serial commas. Opinions are mine, all mine. Mwahaha.