Reps. Issa, Quigley debut Transparency Caucus

"We will facilitate exchanges between our Members and experts and activists from across the political spectrum who have been working for decades to open government through technological innovation," Issa and Quigley wrote.

"We will introduce and vigorously support legislation that requires federal information to be freely accessible, consistently organized and electronically searchable," the lawmakers continued. "And we will monitor the implementation of transparency laws and initiatives -- including the Obama administration's Open Government Directive -- to make sure we reach these goals."

According to the congressmen, nine House Democrats and 10 House Republicans have already signaled interest in joining: Reps. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.), Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzFive memorable moments from Hillary Clinton’s newest book Clinton says she mistook Chaffetz for Priebus at Trump's inauguration Curtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz MORE (R-Utah), Lloyd Doggett (D-Tx.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mark KirkMark KirkStale, misguided, divisive: minimum wage can't win elections Immigration critics find their champion in Trump Trump's nominee to lead USAID has the right philosophy on international aid MORE (R-Ill.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), Walt Minnick (D-Ind.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Mark Souder (R-Ind.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.).