Earlier this month, the open Congress movement gained a huge endorsement from House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The Speaker backed the adoption of Congressional data standards and common formats for legislative information. (You can get the details in his press release or view his remarks here.)
His announcement was the high point of the Committee on House Administration’s annual Legislative Data and Transparency Conference. (You can view lots of Twitter commentary at #LDTC16.) The all-day conference featured open government advocates, technology solutions providers, legislative lawyers, and Congressional staff managing various modernization projects.
Across all of our policy initiatives, the Data Coalition encourages governments to create and collect data using non-proprietary, machine-readable formats. This conference reinforced that Congress is on track to transform its legislative information from documents into open data.
Continue reading the Coalition's blog post here.