Can I Get a Witness...to Declare Their Financial Ties
BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 9 2011
From the transparency-in-action files, observed: popping up on congressional committee websites now are the "Truth in Testimony" declarations that are newly required to be posted within a day alongside witnesses testimony under the rules passed when Rep. John Boehner took over as Speaker of the House in January. The forms are a simple one-page declaration on the federal contracts witnesses and their organizations might have. Here's a sample one: a scanned-in declaration from a witness at today's House Energy and Commerce hearing on health care, one Dr. John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis [pdf].