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The Transparency Caucus' Role

Transparency in government is crucial to our democracy because our government derives its power from the informed consent of the governed.

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Oct 22, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Quigley and Lance held a bipartisan briefing to discuss the distribution of non-confidential Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public during International Open Access Week.
Jun 4, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Darrell Issa (CA-49), Co-Chairs of the Transparency Caucus, held a briefing on the importance of Supreme Court justices disclosing to the public their financial interests in a more open, consistent and timely manner.
Jan 27, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, Chair of the Transparency Caucus and a practicing attorney before becoming a member of congress, held a briefing on the need for video and live audio in the Supreme Court.
Mar 26, 2014 Press Release
Reps. hosted a Congressional Transparency Caucus briefing on the need to promote open government data to enhance government transparency and fuel economic growth and job creation.
Mar 13, 2013 Press Release
The Congressional Transparency Caucus held its first event of the 113th Congress, bringing together experts in the field to discuss recent progress on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform, and continued efforts to improve public access to government records.
Mar 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Congressional Transparency Caucus held its first event of the 113th Congress, bringing together experts in the field to discuss recent progress on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform and continued efforts to improve public access to government records.
May 10, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced the formation of the bipartisan Transparency Caucus which will serve as a resource for Members of Congress on bipartisan open government initiatives.