02/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sen.-Designee Gillibrand's Transparency Record

Hey, Gillibrand has a lot more going for her than I thought, she's a genuine practitioner of openness and transparency. There's a lot more on the Sunlight Foundation blog, but here's the gist:

Entering Congress in 2007, Gillibrand was at the vanguard of transparency innovation in Congress. She was the first congressional candidate to sign Sunlight's Punch Clock pledge, a promise to post her daily schedule once she had taken office, and to post her schedule (which has been archived at Congresspedia). She was also one of the first to post her earmarks, earmark requests, and personal financial disclosures to her official web site without a requirement to do so. Gillibrand was also a chief proponent of requiring Inspector General reports to be posted online. We truly hope that she carries this spirit of transparency with her to the Senate.

Hey, this is a much bigger deal than anyone else has reported. Note that Obama's second day Executive Order was all about this kind of transparency. She's fully onboard with this, was a pioneer for years.