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. 

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