New Man on the Hill Shows All
The AP reports, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has fulfilled a unique campaign promise. At end of each day, his office posts a schedule of what he did and with whom he met.
Constituents can see how much time he is in the gym or who is joining
him for lunch. For instance, at 2:15pm on January 30, 2007, he met
with with Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post for an interview.
Such transparency is a remarkable step forward for government
accountability and helps put pressure on other senators to open
up about how they spend their time. They are, after all, our public servants and unless they have something to hide, they ought to follow his lead.
Wondering why your senator doesn’t do the same? Why not ask?
Click here to find your Senators’ phone number, or call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
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