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Jon Tester is putting his money where his mouth is. Literally.
January 28, 2007, 12:39 pm
Filed under: news, politics

One of the big campaign issues during the midterms in November was cleaning up the corruption in Washington. Then-candidate Jon Tester, whose pickup in Montana helped the Dems take back the Senate, promised on his website to diclose all of his meetings with lobbyists in an effort to increase transparency in Washington.

And he is keeping his word.

Starting last week, Sen. Tester posts his daily schedule every day on his official website. He is the first Senator to do so. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand also posts her daily schedule.

Both Tester and Gillibrand promised to increase transparency at the behest of the Sunlight Foundation.  Whatever you think of Tester’s or Gillibrand’s politics (I think his are pretty good and hers are even better), this is a step that should be commended and that we should encourage more elected representatives to take.

Don’t constituents have a right to know what their representatives are actually doing to represent them?

Via Think Progress.

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Then again, we know Cheney met with the heads of the oil industry and a lot a good that’s done us…

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