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Transparency and the Obama Administration’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

The government may need to rely on secrecy, not transparency, to overcome the national deficit problem.

Obama’s FY2011 Budget Proposal and Regulatory Agencies

The President’s budget foreshadows changes to how administrative agencies will use their funding.

White House Announces Enhancements to RegInfo.gov

Federal government website becomes easier to navigate, enhancing access to regulatory information.

DOT Seeks Participation in Development of Open Government Strategy

Transportation Department aims to join other agencies in transparent government initiative.

EPA Considers Closing Down Voluntary Programs

The impacts of agency’s decision to end voluntary regulatory compliance programs may be difficult to evaluate.

Upgrades to Regulations.gov Announced

Agency’s updates aim to make government transparency website easier to use.

Can the Congressional Review Act Block Climate Change Regulation?

Members of Congress invoke federal law to halt EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases.

New U.S. Regulatory Information Released on Data.Gov

White House launches government website to enhance transparency.

One-Year Retrospective on Obama’s Regulatory Record

Former White House experts evaluate the Obama Administration’s regulatory performance.

White House Disputes Washington Post Story on Transparency

The Obama Administration faces criticism, and lawsuits, after pledges to foster an “open government.”

Transparency and Health Care Reform

President Obama faces major tradeoff in achieving promised health reform.

Obama Administration Adopts Transparency & Public Participation Recommendations

New executive branch directive seeks to build an “open” government.