Governance

The White House website now provides information on all economic stimulus projects and spending, along with an unprecedented amount of information on our government (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era practice of circumventing established FDA rules for political reasons (2009)

• Ended the Bush-era practice of having White House staff rewrite the findings of scientific and environmental regulations and reports when they disagreed with the results (2009)

• Limited the salaries of senior White House aides (salaries cut to $100,000) (2009)

• Has been holding open meetings with Republican leaders, although they complain of a lack of access and information (2010)

• Signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (2010) * Note: To curb wasteful spending

• Tasked federal agencies to develop plans for disposing of unneeded real estate and then to eliminate unnecessary or non-economical lands, properties, etc. (2010)

• Signed Fair Sentencing Act (Aug 3, 2010)

• Signed Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvements Act (May 27, 2010)

• Mandated federal agencies to write in “plain English” and documents be written in “plain writing” (Oct 13, 2010)

• Signed Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commission Act (Jan 4, 2011)

• Initiative to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of federal government (June 13, 2011)

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