2Day in #OpenGov 4/9/2012

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NEWS ROUNDUP

Campaign Finance

  • Eric Cantor vs. The Establishment? Eric Cantor (R-Va), the House Majority Leader, is dealing with the revelation that he donated $25,000 to the anti-incumbent super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability. The PAC has spent freely to unseat incumbent members from both parties. (Politico)
  • Netflix goes to Washington: Netflix formed a political action committee, adding to their arsenal of tools to exert influence in Washington. The Company has already grown their lobbying practice significantly in the past 3 years. (Politico)
  • Every dollar counts: Most political fundraisers that make the news are high dollar affairs aimed at elite donors. But, candidates at every level are exploring ways to engage small donors with less traditional offerings. (The Hill)

Government

  • GSA waste causes action: Cause of Action, a nonpartisan government accountability watchdog group, filed FOIA requests to 28 federal agencies and their IGs in an effort to uncover wasteful federal spending in the wake of the GSA conference scandal. (Government Executive)
  • GSA goes Hollywood: Seven videos produced at the lavish conference will probably continue to fuel the GSA spending controversy. (Huffington Post)
International
  • Public information portal: TuDerechoaSaber.es, based on similar systems for the EU and UK, allows citizens to make requests for government information and track their progress. (Access-Info)

RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED

  • None.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK 4/9-4/13

Hearings:

  • None.
Events:

Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

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