Accountable, Transparent Government: The Promise of the DATA Act

Every political observer knows that we’re living in a time of historically low trust in government and high partisan polarization. But a growing federal commitment to accountability and transparency could begin to change that. Two years ago, the President signed into law the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (the DATA Act), which could have far-reaching benefits for our democracy.

The DATA Act, which ensures a new level of government fiscal transparency, was developed with strong bipartisan support: It passed both the House and Senate almost unanimously. Now it’s on the verge of implementation, and a strong alliance of supporters is determined to see it succeed. Continue…