Here is Fridays look at transparency-related news items, todays congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills moving through Congress, and transparency-related events being held today.

News Roundup:

  • The Sunlight foundation and other government watchdog groups want a government contractor integrity and performance database to be made public. (Project on Government Oversight)
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is discussing rewriting House rules in regards to the Office of Congressional Ethics. (The Hill)
  • The Washington Post editorializes against a Supreme Court ruling barring the state of Arizona from handing out matching funds to campaigns under its public financing system. (The Washington Post)
  • Pentagon investigators are looking for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in an attempt to prevent classified State Department cables from being leaked. (The Daily Beast)
  • An oil industry trade group is launching an advertising campaign in response to the Gulf oil spill. (Roll Call)($)
  • In an attempt to catch up to the Republicans in the money race, Democrats are launching a new independent expenditure organization that can raise unlimited funds from individual donors. (Hotline On Call)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 6/11

  • None

Relevant bills introduced 6/10:Senate:

  • A bill to provide tighter control over and additional public disclosure of earmarks; to the Committee on Rules and Administration. S. 3475


  • A bill to require State governments to submit fiscal accounting reports as a condition to the receipt of Federal financial assistance, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H.R. 5514

Transparency events scheduled for 6/11:

  • None

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