Day in Transparency 12/3/2010


Here is Friday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • House ethics investigators are looking into why the House Financial Services Committee did not turn over all documents relevant to its investigation of subcommittee chairwoman Maxine Waters. (Washington Post)
  • Incoming House Leaders lay out rules changes at a press conference; they changes will be considered by the Republican conference this upcoming Wednesday. (Washington Post) (New York Times)
  • Dan Lungren (R-CA) will chair the House Administration Committee. (Roll Call $) (Boehner Press Release)
  • 2 Super-PACs raised $70 million since spring. (Washington Post)
  • Charlie Rangel censured 333-79. (Politico)
  • H. Approps committee’s new digs a sign of less influence? (Politico)
  • S. Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander will lay out GOP agenda Friday. (Roll Call $) (Watch video from the Hudson Institute) (Text of Speech)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 12/3:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting and disclosure by State and local public employee retirement pension plans (HR 6484)
  • A resolution requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives all documents in the possession of the President relating to a review being conducted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence described in a document dated December 1, 2010; to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select). (H. Res. 1749)
  • A bill to amend section 798 of title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for disclosure of classified information related to certain intelligence activities and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. (S. 4004)

Transparency Events Scheduled for 12/3:

  • None