Panel on Lawmaking in the Open, 4 April 2014, Washington, DC

A panel entitled Lawmaking in the Open is scheduled to be held in Washington, DC, 4 April 2014.

The event is hosted by the Congressional Data Coalition and sponsored by the R Street Institute and CREW.

Here is a description of the event:

Two decades ago Congress began publishing on the Internet, revolutionizing public access to legislative information. While the technology we use has evolved since the 90s, Congress has not always kept up.
In the meantime, public-minded entrepreneurs have used congressional data to alert people to important bills, keep track of votes, and put citizens in contact with their elected representatives.

While some modernization has occurred, further improvements to Congress’s publishing methods are urgently needed. And with the looming switch from THOMAS to, many organizations and individuals who depend on the available data will be left in the dark, endangering the public’s ability see what its government is doing.

Join our panel of data experts for a discussion of how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go, to fulfill the promise of lawmaking in the open.


Jim Harper, Global Policy Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute (Moderator)

Steve Dwyer, Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Rep. Steny Hoyer

Josh Tauberer, Founder, Govtrack.Us

Nick Schaper, Senior Vice President, Engage

Kirsten Gullickson, Senior Systems Analyst, Clerk of the House of Representatives […]

HT @congressdata

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