Speaker Pelosi orders new transparency for House members’ expenditures

The U.S. House and Senate approves the spending of taxpayers’ money, but how well do members of Congress manage their own offices?  How do House and Senate committees, and leadership spend money as part of their legislative jobs?  In the past such information has been a bit difficult to find unless you travel to Washington, DC.

Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that information about how House members manage their office expenditures will soon be disclosed online and free to the public. Exactly how soon this information will be online is not clear.  This announcement only applies to the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate has not made a similar announcement.

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