Strengthening Government Accountability and Transparency



“People tend not to trust what is hidden.

Use transparency to rebuild confidence in government.  The new President should build a government that is open and honest with the public.”

“The next President will likely assume office with a unique set of governing challenges. First, confidence in government is at one of its lowest levels in history, although the most intense disapproval and lack of trust is reserved for Congress. Second, it is unlikely that Congressional gridlock will change much, meaning that the Administration will need to rely on executive powers to advance many of the President’s policies and priorities. And third, the next President will have trouble claiming a mandate for action since he or she will take office at a time when a large percentage of Americans do not trust the person.

We believe that accountability and transparency reforms can help address…

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