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.

News Roundup:

  • DISCLOSE Act news:
    • Supporters of the DISCLOSE Act are struggling to get the Senate to pass the bill by the July 4 recess. (The Hill)
    • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) is trying to persuade skeptical Democrats and moderate Republicans in the Senate to support the bill. (Roll Call)
    • Eliza Newlin Carney looked at the hurdles facing the bill in the Senate. (National Journal)($)
  • National Journal published a list of telecom industry insiders who attended a meeting with the House and Senate Commerce committees over telecom regulation legislation. (National Journal)($)
  • Financial industry lobbyists are shifting their focus from the financial regulation bill to the regulators who would be tasked with administering it, should the bill become law. (The New York Times)
  • The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly extending its investigation of at least eight House members relating to fundraisers and the financial regulation bill. (Roll Call)
  • The Project on Government Oversight will present Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) with its Good Government Award and mentions Issa’s work with Congressional Transparency Caucus. (Project on Government Oversight)
  • OMB Watch looked at the Supreme Court’s Doe v. Reed decision. (OMB Watch)
  • Government Technology looks are what happens, or should happen, after development contests using government data are over. (Government Technology)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for the week of 6/28-7/2:

  • Nomination Hearing for Elena Kagan, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Monday, June 28, 12:30 p.m., 216 Hart, Live Stream
  • Contracting In Combat Zones: Who Are Our Subcontractors?, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Tuesday, June 29, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn, Live Stream
  • Interagency Contracts (Part II): Management and Oversight, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, Wednesday June 30, 2:30 p.m., 342 Dirksen, Live Stream
  • Benefits And Risks Of Moving Federal IT Into The Cloud, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Government Management, Organization, and Procurement Subcommittee, Thursday, July 1, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn, Live Stream

Relevant bills introduced last Friday:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for the week of 6/28-7/2:

  • None

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