A hockey player and a motorcycle rider teamed up recently to form a new caucus to encourage transparency in government, and after a month, it's looking like a smooth ride for both of them.
The House Transparency Caucus launches with its first event Thursday, a panel discussion that's (of course) open to the public. The caucus was co-founded by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), who spends his downtime at the ice rink (pictured here), and Darrell Issa (R- Calif.), who's been known to roar up to the Capitol on his BMW bike.
Growing steadily, the caucus added its 26th member Monday morning, bringing the total to 13 Democrats and 13 from the GOP.
The caucus membership list features a number of young, tech savvy, and personable members, including Reps. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.).
The caucus will host a panel discussion on Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Rayburn 2203. Featured panelists are John Wonderlich and Daniel Schuman, both of the Sunlight Foundation, Scott Amey of the Project On Government Oversight, and Jerry Brito of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.