Last week, the President addressed the Congress in his State of the Union speech. The tradition comes from a directive in the Constitution that says the President “shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union…”
There is no Capitol jail.
There is a tomb chamber under the crypt (beneath the star), which was meant to house Washington’s body. Washington made arrangements to be buried at Mount Vernon. The tomb chamber has bars, leading many to assume it must be a jail cell. It’s never been used as one, though.
Today POPVOX announces that co-founder Josh Tauberer, a pioneer in the world of open government, is moving onto a new phase in his work for government transparency. Since joining the team in July 2010, “Dr. T” has built a robust tool that closes the gap between citizens and Congress. While we will miss him, we are excited to watch him continue his work through GovTrack, consulting, public speaking, and the release of his new book, Open Government Data.
The entire team is extremely grateful for the talent and insight he has brought to POPVOX and wish him the very…