Following on from my post last summer, the U.S. House of Representatives has come through on a promise to move its quarterly expense reports from dusty books in the nation’s capital to the online realm.
I pulled out the Oklahoma House delegation, whose totals are below for the federal fiscal year through Sept. 30:
For a more detailed look at each member’s itemized expenditures and office staff salaries, you can go to the following pages in the PDF book:
Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Oklahoma City
Pages 975 to 982
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore
Pages 725 to 732
Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne
Pages 1,600 to 1,608
Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee
Pages 465 to 472
Rep. John Sullivan, R-Tulsa
Pages 2,525 to 2,530
While the online release is a step forward for U.S. House transparency, I’d still like to see these itemized expenses published in some type of raw data format (.xls, .csv or .xml) for quicker and more detailed analysis.
(The U.S. Senate is supposed to moving in the same direction as the House, so I’ll update if and when I see anything on Senate expense reports.)
Written by Paul Monies