Parliament 2.0

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= a number of projects to ensure the open, transparent, and participative functioning of democratic parliaments.

Commentary by Steven Clift at


The Open House project in the U.S., with its ten recommendations.


1. Legislation Database-publish legislative data in structured formats

2. Preserving Congressional Information -protect congressional information through archiving and distribution

3. Congressional Committees -recognize committees as a public resource by making committee information available online

4. Congressional Research Service-share non-partisan research beyond Congress

5. Member Web-Use Restrictions -permit members to take full advantage of internet resources

6. Citizen Journalism Access -grant House access to non-traditional journalists

7. The Office of the Clerk of the House - serve as a source for digital disclosure information

8. The Congressional Record - maintain the veracity of a historical document

9. Congressional Video - create open video access to House proceedings

10. Coordinating Web Standards -commit to technology reform as an administrative priority

More Information

Micah Sifry and Andrew Raieji highlight a number of contrasting UK initiatives led by mySociety including TheyWorkforYou which demonstrates the power of reusing parliamentary data with an interactive and e-mail alert layer.


  1. UK Parliament for the future, at
  2. ICT Parliament for the United Nations,