Summary

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... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jun 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jun 23, 2011

Bill Text

A BILL

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...

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The Transparency in Government Act of 2011 amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to revise or prescribe requirements for greater disclosure and electronic filing of personal financial information by Members of Congress and congressional officers and employees.

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Bill Summary

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.

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