To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to improve access to information in the legislative and executive branches of the Government, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Transparency in Government Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The table of contents is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. TITLE I--IMPROVING ACCESS TO INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Sec. 101. Greater disclosure and electronic filing of personal financial information. Sec. 102. Greater disclosure of travel reports. Sec. 103. Greater disclosure of gift reports. Sec. 104. Greater disclosure of earmarks. TITLE II--ENHANCING PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE WORK OF CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES, LEGISLATION, AND VOTES
Sec. 201. Increase transparency of committee work. Sec. 202. Increase transparency of committee schedules through the Clerk. Sec. 203. Increased transparency of recorded votes. TITLE III--ENHANCING PUBLIC ACCESS TO CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Sec. 301. Enhance access to CRS. TITLE IV--LOBBYING DISCLOSURE
Sec. 401. Short title. Sec. 402. Modifications to enforcement. Sec. 403. Definition of lobbyist. Sec. 404. Expedited online registration of lobbyists; expansion of registrants. Sec. 405. Disclosure of additional information by lobbyists. Sec. 406. Disclosure of political contributions. Sec. 407. Effective date. TITLE V--TRANSPARENCY IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING
Sec. 501. Improving application programming interface and...