Here is Tuesdays look at transparency-related news items, todays congressional committee hearings, and transparency-related bills introduced in Congress yesterday.

News roundup:

  • According to his financial disclosure forms, Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) claims to own property that a local tax assessor says doesn’t exist. (Roll Call)($)
  • An audit from the special inspector general of TARP claims that the Treasury Department keeps lax records of its dealings with bailed-out banks. (The Huffington Post)
  • A report from liberal-leaning unions and advocacy groups claims that the six largest banks and affiliated trade associations in the country hired more than 240 former government employees to assist them in the financial regulation debate. (Politico)
  • Roll Call looks at how lobbyists are operating in a perpetually anti-lobbyist climate. (Roll Call)($)
  • President Obama wants to speed up federal hiring by changing the current hiring process. (The Washington Post)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 5/11:Senate:

  • None

House:

  • To continue hearings on H.R. 5175, Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act, Committee on House Administration, Tuesday, May 11, 5 p.m., Longworth-1310

Relevant bills introduced 5/10:Senate:

  • None

House:

  • None

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