TCS Joins Fifteen Transparency Organizations in Letter to House Democratic Caucus

Letter to the HillTCS Joins Fifteen Transparency Organizations in Letter to House Democratic CaucusThe group asks the House Democratic Caucus to publish its current rules on its website.

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Feb 11, 2019  | 2 min read | Print Article

February 7, 2019


House Democratic Caucus

1420 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515


Dear Chairman Jeffries:

On behalf of 16 transparency and accountability organizations, we request you make the current rules for the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives publicly available on your website.

Just as publication of the rules for the House of Representatives is necessary for government accountability, so too is publication of the caucus rules. Public access empowers understanding of legislative branch activities, provides essential detail on how you govern, and exemplifies your commitment to open government. For this reason, we join the civil society members who reached out to you last week on this matter in calling for the publication of the caucus rules.

The rules adopted by the Democratic caucus have a significant impact on the legislative process. We note that the House Republican conference rules includes a requirement for their online publication, which the conference has satisfied these past few Congresses.

We thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this matter. Should any questions arise, please contact Daniel Schuman, policy director, Demand Progress Education Fund, at or 240 237 3930.


Sincerely yours,


Campaign for Liberty

Center for Responsive Politics

Coalition to Reduce Spending

Demand Progress Education Fund

E-PluribusUnum org

Government Accountability Project

Government Information Watch

Issue One

Lincoln Network

Open the Government

Project On Government Oversight

Public Citizen

R Street Institute

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Transparency International


cc:       Speaker Pelosi

Majority Leader Hoyer