Media Coverage of Obama-Coburn Bill

Below are blog and news stories discussing the introduction yesterday of a new transparency bill cosponsored by Sens. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Tom Coburn (R-OK). Given the bill was introduced at the same time as Obama was wrapping up the Democratic nomination for president, the coverage was not bad. The bill will likely be marked up in Sen. Carper's (D-DE) subcommittee of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sometime in the next few weeks and then hopefully move to the floor before the August recess. Sen. McCain (R-AZ) joined this bill shortly before it was introduced as an original cosponsor, dramatically increasing the chance of it passing this year before election year pressures impose gridlock in Congress. Perhaps Obama and McCain will promote the bill in their potential series of town hall meetings - that would definitely give it a boost in Congress. The Hill: Rivals Obama and McCain work together behind scenes Sunlight Foundation: 2.0 OMB Watch: Obama-Coburn Continue Transparency March POGO: Obama for...Transparency Chicago Tribune: Obama, McCain agree on transparency CongressDaily: Obama, McCain Give Boost To Contract Data Legislation Updated: DC Examiner: Another revolutionary leap forward for federal spending transparency Talking Points Memo: Nugget from Behind the Scenes ThinkProgress: June 5 Think Fast summary Update II: Obama and McCain Agree on Transparency Federal Times: Obama-McCain bill would post federal contracts online
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