Hats off to Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for forming the Transparency Caucus. This bipartisan group is designed to make the federal government more open and accountable. In a joint statement, the two House members wrote:
With significant advances in technology, it is now possible for the Federal government to offer searchable, sortable, downloadable information online that citizens can access to see for themselves the results of government programs.
The public has a right to access more data and understand better what its government is doing. Hopefully, the Transparency Caucus will move us in that direction.