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Open The Books

By American Transparency

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Search the United States Government checkbook since the year 2000: contracts, grants, loans, direct payments, and farm subsidies. 

The app also contains seven year salary histories and bonuses for 2.2 million disclosed federal employees, state checkbooks in at least 16 states, and public salaries from 36,000 local units of government across America.

Hyper-localize all federal spending by using your current GPS location, setting a custom location by zip code, or search by a vendor name or employee's last name.

See state checkbook spending: 1. choose a target state on the ‘state checkbook fly wheel’ of the app; 2. if you live ‘out-of-state,’ then change your location by keying any ZIP code within the target state.

See salaries from 36,000 units of local government across America by your current location (as determined by GPS) or keying in a ZIP code.

American Transparency is a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit organization. Visit our website at

The need for transparency has never been greater. Americans have never been more willing. Now is the time to stand up and be heroes.

What's New in Version 2.6

• Adding more states to the State Checkbook
• Bug fixes and optimizations

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Customer Reviews

Excellent on iPad Air

This app offers terrific information on Government salaries and project spending on federal and state levels. Current information is limited to 19 states but hopefully other states will feel the pressure to open up their books. Kudos!

Doesn't work

Terrible. Can't search by name. Inaccurate salaries. Constant crashes.

Doesn't work

No results for anything. Good job Coburn. As usual.

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  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 2.6
  • Size: 5.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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