March 22: Reps. Issa, Quigley to host Transparency Caucus briefing on DATA Act


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Reps. Mike Quigley and Darrell Issa, co-chairs of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, are actually much more enthusiastic about open data than this image suggests. Photo credit: Rep. Mike Quigley

Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley co-chair the bipartisan Congressional Transparency Caucus. The’ve just announced that next week, on Tuesday, March 22, they will co-host a Transparency Caucus briefing on the implementation of the DATA Act.

In their invitation to fellow Members of Congress, Reps. Issa and Quigley said:

“On May 9, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) into law, after it passed the House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously. The DATA Act requires the Department of Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget to transform U.S. federal documents into open, standardized data, and publish that data online.  These first-ever government-wide data standards for federal spending will go a long way in bringing accessibility and transparency to the federal budget. This is one necessary step forward in the tough but critical process of making the federal government more transparent and accountable to citizens.

“Join us as the Transparency Caucus welcomes a panel of speakers to discuss the challenges we face as we work to bring greater transparency to the federal government.”

You are welcome, too. All Transparency Caucus briefings are public.

What: Congressional Transparency Caucus briefing: “Implementing the DATA Act: Transparency in the Federal Budget”

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Room 2237, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

Opening Remarks: Congressman Mike Quigley & Congressman Darrell Issa

Panelists:

   Daniel Schuman, Policy Director at Demand Progress 

   Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition 

   Dave Williams, Former Inspector General for the Postal Service

RSVP: Not required, but participants are invited to RSVP to Rep. Quigley’s office using this form