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A bill that would give us more information

This bill puts public information at the forefront of the battle against corruption and influence peddling. It relies on new, more transparent disclosures of information to the public to make Congress more accountable.

The press release about the bill (Obama Introduces CLEAN UP Act to Increase Transparency in Government, Decrease Lobbyists’ Influence Monday, January 23, 2006) says that it would “require that all legislation introduced in the Senate, including conference reports, be posted on the Internet 72 hours before the legislation is voted on by the full Senate, including specific projects – or ‘earmarks’ – that under current law are anonymously attached to appropriations bills.”

  • CLEAN UP Act. S. 2179 (Introduced in Senate) 109th CONGRESS, 2d Session, January 18, 2006. “To require openness in conference committee deliberations and full disclosure of the contents of conference reports and all other legislation.” (“Curtailing Lobbyist Effectiveness Through Advance Notification, Updates, and Posting Act”)
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