Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress last Friday, and transparency-related events being held this week.
- Citizens United news:
- Eliza Newlin Carney looks at the issue of book banning in light of the Citizens Unitedruling. (National Journal)($)
- The Columbus Dispatch editorializes in favor of the Earmark Transparency Act. (The Columbus Dispatch)
- The Spokane Spokesman-Review editorializes in favor of the Public Online Information Act. (The Idaho Statesman)
- In an editorial, the Washington Post urges the D.C. Council to open their meetings up to the public. (The Washington Post)
- Federal Election Commission records show many of the late Rep. John Murtha’s donors supported Rep. Mark Critz (D-PA) in his recent special election victory. (Roll Call)($)
- The New York Times looked at the lobbying and fundraising activities surrounding the financial reform bill. (The New York Times)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for the week so 5/24-5/28:
Relevant bills introduced 5/21:
Transparency events scheduled for the week of 5/24-5/28:
- Anti-Corruption and Transparency: South Korea’s Pathway to Preeminence in the Asia-Pacific, Monday, May 24, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Rome Building auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
- Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law, Tuesday, May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m., Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, 1015 15th St, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.