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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Transparency and Government Reform

The mission of government matters, and the work we do matters; however, we can’t lead effectively if we don’t have the people’s trust. That’s why I believe Justice Brandeis said it best when he stated, “Sunlight is the best of disinfectants.” To rebuild the people’s trust in our government, we need a government that does all it can to be transparent, as well as provide the public with the tools they need to hold our government accountable.

As founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Transparency Caucus, I have worked hard to make the federal government more accessible and open to the public. My comprehensive transparency legislation, the Transparency in Government Act (TGA), includes reforms that will shine a light on every branch of the federal government, strengthening our democracy and promoting an efficient, effective and open government. I have also prioritized legislation that would allow public access to CRS reports and have called on the Supreme Court to allow cameras in the courtroom.

By taking necessary actions we can restore Americans’ faith in government and prove to the public that we are worthy of the responsibility we’ve been entrusted with. Increasing transparency and accountability in government is not only the key to improving public trust in the government; it is the key to improving the government.

Rep. Quigley re-introduced bipartisan legislation to open Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public.

Rep. Quigley serves on the Transparency Caucus within the House of Representatives. 

Rep. Quigley introduced the MAR-A-LAGO Act to require disclosure of visitor logs at the White House and other Trump properties where official business is conducted.

More on Transparency and Government Reform

Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley re-introduced the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA) to improve the public and congressional staff’s access to reports mandated by Congress through the establishment of a searchable central repository.
Dec 13, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley joined 117 of his Democratic colleagues in sending the below letter to FCC Commissioners urging them not to vote on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” to repeal Net Neutrality.
Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley re-introduced the Transparency in Government Act (TGA) to increase access, accountability, and transparency at every branch of the federal government. This is the fifth time Rep. Quigley has introduced TGA.
Nov 29, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released a statement after the House passed H.R. 630, a resolution requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress.
Nov 29, 2017 Press Release
Reps. Quigley and Meehan re-introduced the bipartisan NICS Denial Notification Act, which will help law enforcement better enforce current gun laws by establishing an alert system to notify state and local law enforcement when criminals break the law attempting to acquire a gun.

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