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

News Roundup:

  • The New York Times editorialized against lawmaker efforts to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. (The New York Times)
  • The Senate could debate legislation ending the secret hold when it returns from recess in September. (Politico)
  • Lobbyist spending on behalf of lawmakers has decreased in the first half of 2010, while spending on presidential libraries increased. (Roll Call)($)
  • OMB Watch provided a favorable view of the new (OMB Watch)
  • Some Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) data on contractor performance will soon be accessible to the public. (OMB Watch)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 8/5:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 8/5:

  • None

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