Here is Tuesdays 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:

  • Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have promised House Democrats that they are committed to forcing a vote on the DISCLOSE Act in the Senate, regardless of whether there are 60 votes. (Roll Call)($)
  • Eliza Newlin Carney looked at the implications Citizens United has on disclosure rules for groups classified as a news organization. (National Journal)($)
  • In an editorial, the New York Times criticized the Supreme Court for aggressive rulings made in the recently concluded term including Citizens United. (The New York Times)
  • A Roll Call review found that lawmakers are failing to comply with congressional travel disclosure rules. (Roll Call)($)
  • Inaccurate lobbying disclosure reports filed by a labor union highlight the many problems with the current lobbying disclosure system. (The Center for Public Integrity)
  • Companies are using nonprofit corporations as a way to get around a congressional earmark ban. (The New York Times)
  • The Center for Responsive Politics compared the lines of inquiry from lawmakers and their campaign contributions from the energy industry at a recent hearing on the Gulf oil spill. (The Center for Responsive Politics)
  • InformationWeek has created a slideshow of the 12 worst government websites. (InformationWeek)
  • The Washington Post talked to Dave McClure, associate administrator at the General Services Administration, about the redesign of (The Washington Post)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for the week of 7/6-7/9:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for the week of 7/6-7/9:

  • Scholars & Scribes Review the Rulings: The Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 Term, Wednesday, July 7, 10 am 12 pm, The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington DC, Livestream

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