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As Candidate, Obama Promised Transparency By Posting Bills Online Five Days Before Signing

It’s the kind of campaign promise that seems silly in hindsight. But as a candidate in 2008 while criticizing the Bush Administration as the “most secretive administration in modern history,” then-Senator Obama promised to put all bills online five days before signing to allow the public to comment. It’s a promise he’s broken on about half the bills he signed.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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