Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events being held this week.
- Lawmaker investment news:
- Lax disclosure inspired a push to require lawmakers to report stock trades within 90 days but the measure has now stalled. (The Washington Post)
- The Washington Post looked at the financial and policy interests of lawmakers and found that they sometimes overlap. (The Washington Post)
- The Washington Post has an infographic on the stock holdings of members of Congress on certain committees. (The Washington Post)
- In January, the Sunlight Foundation’s Daniel Schuman discussed posting lawmaker financial disclosures and other ethics documents online. (The Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- The New York Times looked at the hard line the Obama administration is taking against leaks to the press. (The New York Times)
- Politico looked at the revolving door between politics, advocacy, and journalism. (Politico)
- Roll Call looked at congressional spending on district offices and focused on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (D-CA) (Roll Call)($)
- Politico looked at the fundraising activities of top House Democrats. (Politico)
- Eliza Newlin Carney looked at the issue of public funding for campaigns in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision limiting Arizona’s public funding law. (National Journal)($)
- The William J. Clinton Presidential Library last Friday released thousands of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (Roll Call)($)
- The FBI has released thousands of documents on the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. (Roll Call)($) (The Hill)
- A revamped website for the state of West Virgina was recently launched based on suggestions from citizens and government employees. (Government Technology)
- Pennsylvania Secretary of State Naomi Wyatt talked about Pennsylvania’s process for reporting stimulus data. (Government Technology)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for the week of 6/14-6/18:
- Press Freedom in the Americas, House Committee on Foreign Affairs – Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Wednesday, June 16, 2:00 p.m., 2172-Rayburn
- Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform – Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Thursday, June 17, 2 p.m., 2154-Rayburn
Relevant bills introduced last Friday:
Transparency events scheduled for the week of 6/14-6/18:
- NAPAN 2010 Meeting of the Networks, 10:00 a.m., Panel Discussion: The Future of Public Media and the Role of the State Networks, 1:30, p.m, Monday, June 14, 1:30 p.m., C-SPAN Studios, 400 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C., live video here.
- How Will Journalism Survive?, Tuesday, June 15, 9:00 a.m., National Press Club ballroom, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor , Washington, D.C.
- Access to the Raw Materials of Our Democracy, Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 a.m., Center for American Progress, live video here.
- Urban Transportation: Open Data, Blogging and Citizen Journalism, Government Transparency and Civic Engagement, Citizen Collaboration, Tuesday, June 15, 1:30 p.m., World Resources Institute, 10 G St. NE, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.
- The DeMarco Factor: Transforming Public Will Into Political Power, Friday, June 18, 7:00 p.m., Politics and Prose. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.