Open Government
  • We the People

    The last nine words in the First Amendment of the Constitution give every citizen of the United States the freedom to petition our government.

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  • President Obama and Vice President Biden Launch Campaign to Cut Waste

    In a video today, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, an initiative to identify and eliminate needless spending by the federal government. This campaign aims to ensure that your tax dollars are not being wasted and that the federal government is operating as efficiently as possible.

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  • Your Tax Receipt – See How Your Tax Dollars are Spent

    With Tax Day only a few days away (April 18th this year), the White House released a brand new online tool that tells Americans where their tax dollars go. From foreign aid to public education to veterans’ benefits, this dynamic online calculator tells you how your dollars are spent.

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  • Freedom of Information in the 21st Century

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama promised a 21st century government, one that is "open and competent." Alongside new initiatives, a piece of legislation that has been opening up government for decades is the Freedom of Information Act (1966). Now, the law has a new home at

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