E-Gov Cuts Could Endanger Digital Transparency Initiatives, Groups Say
November 16, 2011
Two transparency groups urged senators Wednesday not to combine the e-government fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund, both of which pay for government transparency initiatives.
The letter from OMB Watch and the Sunlight Foundation follows a similar White House request in a Statement of Administration Policy sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Nov. 10.
The White House and the transparency groups also asked senators to maintain adequate funding for e-gov.
The White House didn't specify how much funding they would like the e-gov fund to receive. The transparency groups asked senators to restore President Obama's original budget request of $34 million.