Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress over the recent recess, and transparency-related events being held this week.

News Roundup:

  • Advocacy groups are fighting an attempt by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to suppress ethics reports from the House Office of Congressional Ethics. (The Hill) (National Journal)($)
  • Mother Jones looks at how labor unions are adapting to post-Citizens United campaign advertising rules. (Mother Jones)
  • Lobbyists are expected to pay thousands of dollars to gain access to top House Democrats at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser this week. (Roll Call)($)
  • Community health datasets released by the Department of Health and Human Services could lead to the development of new apps using the data to educate the public. (Nextgov)
  • An Army intelligence analyst has been arrested in connection with the leaking a combat video of a helicopter attack in Iraq and hundreds of classified State Department documents to Wikileaks. (Wired)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for the week so 6/7-6/11:


  • None


  • Strengthening the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Wednesday, June 9, 2 p.m., Rayburn-2154

Relevant bills introduced during recess and 6/7:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for the week of 6/7-6/11:

  • Bureaucratic Power: Lessons–And Warnings–From the FDA’s History for Rebuilding the American Regulatory State, Thursday, June 10, 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036

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