Sean Moulton

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Why tracking federal spending is more complicated than ever, and how to fix it

The trillions Congress printed to respond to the pandemic were supposed to come with a tough regime of oversight and transparency. But that only partially…

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Watchdog group: Lasting effects of a prolonged government shutdown

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Watchdog group gives Treasury recommendations for upgrading spending website

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Lawmakers punt major VA issues to next Congress

A new omnibus veterans package cleared the House Tuesday afternoon, but it doesn’t address three controversial issues that both veterans affairs committees…

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Sean Moulton: New report looks at progress toward more open government

You may have missed this one. But at the end of 2015 the Obama administration concluded work on its second national action plan for the Open Government…

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Sean Moulton, Center for Effective Government

Fifteen agencies receive the bulk of Freedom of Information Act Requests each year. In fact, they account for 90 percent of requests made to the federal government over the last two years. The Center for Effective Government has evaluated their performance in three areas: The agency’s FOIA rules, its FOIA website, and how quickly and completely it handles FOIA requests. Sean Moulton is director of open government policy at the Center for Effective Government. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive…

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