On Wednesday, February 5, the bipartisan Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (H.R. 3830) unanimously passed the House of Representatives. Following the bill’s House passage, Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart issued the following statement:
The Data Coalition applauds the unanimous passage of the Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The American public and decision-makers need reliable information to understand programs across government, including what programs even exist. The development of program inventories and the application of data standards in this legislation, which build on the DATA Act, will enable more transparent information about federally-funded programs. The bill will also improve access to information about program evaluation and relevant studies produced by agencies, aligning with the Evidence Act.
The Data Coalition looks forward to working with Congress to advance this legislation in 2020.