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Gillibrand pushes transparent government


June 6, 2011

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced on June 6, she is supporting two new efforts in an ongoing effort to make government more transparent and accountable.

Gillibrand said she will co-sponsor a proposal in the U.S. Senate which would for the first time require all Senators to file electronic Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports, a practice she will voluntarily comply with beginning the next reporting period.

Gillibrand is also co-sponsoring legislation requiring all public government documents be made available online or machine readable.

Gillibrand says she was the first member of Congress to post her official daily schedule, all earmark requests and personal financial disclosure form on her official website.