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Congressional Transparency, Past and Present

There are a few transparency bills that are up for debate in Congress today: The Presidential Records Act and The Presidential Library Donation Reform Act. The Sunlight Blog has a good write-up summarizing the importance of these two bills, as well as a post by Ellen Miller.

I just checked GovTrack.org and here are the House votes results:

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 35 Presidential Records Act Amendments

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 36 Presidential Library Donation Reform Act

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Congressional transparency reform, checkout Sunlight.org’s project, The Transparency Timeline.

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