brings records and data from across the federal government to one central location, making it easier for citizens to hold public officials accountable.

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The idea that government is more accountable when it is transparent is a principle that President Obama has worked hard to make a reality in his administration.

That's why the President pledged “to create a centralized Internet database of lobbying reports, ethics records, and campaign finance filings in a searchable, sortable, and downloadable format.”

This site,, is designed to be a fulfillment of that promise.

It's one place where anyone can come and search through the records of seven different datasets:

  • White House Visitor Records
  • Office of Government Ethics Travel Reports
  • Lobbying Disclosure Act Data
  • Department of Justice Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Data
  • Federal Election Commission Individual Contribution Reports
  • Federal Election Commission Candidate Reports
  • Federal Election Commission Committee Reports

While all this information has previously been available elsewhere, it's never before been aggregated in a centralized location.

In other locations, this data exists in a range of formats. At, the information all exists in a uniform, digestible, user-friendly format.

As with other sites in the community, is designed to grow and change over time. We'll seek out additional datasets to add and make improvements whenever possible. If you have any suggestions on how can improve, let us know.

To learn more about President Obama's broader commitment to reforming and modernizing government, visit

To learn more about the various sets of data made available to the public by the Obama administration, visit