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    Future of Congressional Research Service

    The Sunlight Foundation held a discussion on the state and future of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a nonpartisan government agency located within the Library of Congress that…

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    Obama Administration Transparency

    Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his…

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    Lobbying Rules and Regulations

    Participants talked about federal lobbying rules and regulations. The panel included advocates for greater disclosure and stricter reporting by lobbyists. It also included…

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    Super Political Action Committees

    Panelists talked about the influence of “Super PACS” on the 2012 elections and beyond. Per the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election…

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    Protection of Federal Whistleblowers

    Panelists talked about protecting government whistleblowers and striking the balance between reporting wrongdoing and the government’s need for confidentiality. Whistleblowers is…

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    Openness and Transparency in the 112th Congress

    Panelists discussed the openness and transparency of the political process in the 112th Congress. They focused on efforts to build more open and transparent means to find and analyze…

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    Congressional Salaries

    Daniel Schuman talked about how much current members of Congress are paid, recent efforts to increase salaries, and the perks of congressional service. Topics included average…

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    Federal Spending Accountability

    Daniel Schuman talked about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012 (DATA Act). He discussed what the bill entails, the effect lawmakers hope the bill will have, and the…

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