'Army of Bloggers' Helps U.S. Senate Pass Bill
Matthew Weigelt writes on FCW.com:
A bill that an “army of bloggers” helped spur passed the Senate today. The bill would create a Google-like search engine and database to track approximately $1 trillion in federal grants, contracts, earmarks and loans.More here.
“The group that deserves credit for passing this bill, however, is not Congress, but the army of bloggers and concerned citizens who told Congress that transparency is a just demand for all citizens, not a special privilege for political insiders,” said the bill’s co-sponsor, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).