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

News Roundup:

  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform to investigate whether White House staffers broke the law in relation to the Caribou Coffee story in the New York Times. (OMB Watch) (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)
  • Lawmakers are using earmarks to funnel money to nonprofits that they have connections to. (USA Today)
  • Deaths, retirements, primary election losses, and appointments have dramatically changed congressional panels that control spending. (The Hill)
  • The Democratic National Committee has launched a new website where users can upload video of, read material from, and track Republican campaign events. (CQ Politics) (The Accountability Project)
  • President Obama has named White House ethics czar Norman Eisen to be ambassador to the Czech Republic. (LegalTimes)
  • An outdated online ethics guide and vague ethics language may have contributed to the problems at the Minerals Management Service. (Project On Government Oversight)
  • The White House is launching a review of IT projects that are over budget or behind schedule. (Nextgov) (Poltico) (InformationWeek)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 6/29:

  • 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

Relevant bills introduced yesterday:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 6/29:

  • None

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