Listing a detailed daily calendar of events he has scheduled is a novel and much needed breath of fresh air. Gillibrand is following in the same path with details of 'official business' schedules but not listing personal meetings. Either way they are showing that governance can be transparent. If this would only rub off on some of the other politicians in D.C. ...
Capitol's Newcomers Try a Little Openness
In the Name of Transparency, Two Hill Freshmen Make Their Daily Schedules Public
In a culture where lawmakers spend hours in closed-door meetings, and their activities out of the public eye are considered proprietary, Tester is a trailblazer bent on opening up the inner workings of his office. His radical practice comes after irate voters in November tossed out longtime incumbents implicated in lobbying scandals and as public interest groups clamor for more transparency in the way Congress does business.
Every session with lobbyists, constituents and other lawmakers is conscientiously recorded, including names, affiliations and the duration of the meeting.
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