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

News Roundup:

  • DISCLOSE Act news:
    • A scheduled Friday vote on the DISCLOSE Act has been pushed back following complaints from conservative Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus. (Politico) (The Hill) (Roll Call)($)
    • The National Rifle Association carve out could backfire on House Democrats and hurt the bill’s chances of passing. (Politico) (The New York Times)
    • Politico hosts a discussion trying to answer whether the DISCLOSE Act can still work with the exemptions, whether the bill is necessary, and whether Democrats will be able to pass it. (Politico)
    • Eugene, son of Antonin, Scalia editorializes against the DISCLOSE Act. (Politico)
  • The General Services Administration is launching a web-based tool to collect better green building data. (Nextgov)
  • The New York Times profiled a man behind several nonprofits that critics allege are front groups for corporate interests. (The New York Times)
  • President Obama wants to establish a do not pay list to prevent government agencies from giving out checks benefits, and grants to ineligible people and organizations. (The Washington Post)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 6/18:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced 6/17:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 6/18:

  • 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.

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