Re: [betaNYC] DATA Act controversy

From: Steven C.
Sent on: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:16 PM
Sunlight has a blog post on this:

OMB's DATA Act power grab

http://sunlightfo...­

I noted this yesterday too:

http://datacoalit...­

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Wil LeBlanc <[address removed]> wrote:
> When a bill is about to go on the floor for a vote, it is common practice
> for one side or both sides to present sudden impediments or significant
> proposed markups to the bill as a means to extract further fundraising from
> both supporters and opponents of the bill.  The Senate votes for the final
> version of the bill should have already been whipped as no bill goes on the
> floor without a predetermined outcome.  Unfortunately we are not yet privy
> to the outcome which has already been agreed to.
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> On Thursday, January 30,[masked]:00 PM, Jeremy Barth
> <[address removed]> wrote:
> I can't quite make out the politics of this one.  It seems that a lobbying
> outfit advocating for private sector interests, some of whom presumably want
> to profit from government data, is complaining loudly on behalf of the
> "public interest" and casting the Obama administration as the bad guys,
> setting up impediments to open data.  What gives?
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