Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.
Here is Thursday’s look at the week’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- Republican Presidential candidates are trying to lower expectations for reporting their third quarter fundraising totals to the FEC in advance of the October 15 deadline. (Washington Post)
- Super PACs supporting presidential candidates don’t appear to be struggling. A PAC backing Mitt Romney raised $20 million between January and June, and a new PAC supporting Rick Perry hopes to spend more than $50 million to elect the Texas Governor. (National Journal)
- Campaign watchdogs have asked the IRS to investigate the tax-exempt status of 4 politically engaged groups connected to Super PACs. They claim that the groups use their status to avoid disclosing the identities of major political donors. (National Journal)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/29:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 9/29: