Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, todays congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events being held this week.

News Roundup:

  • Eliza Newlin-Carney looked at how Citizens United and the Target controversy highlight the political implications of corporate campaign contributions. (National Journal)($)
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) admitted to awarding scholarship money to her relatives and the children of a top aide. (The Hill) (Roll Call)($)
  • National Journal looked at the impact a primary loss by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will have on energy legislation, the Senate Appropriations Committee, and earmarks. (National Journal)($)
  • Open Secrets lists how much money lawmakers are getting from both sides of the energy debate. (Open Secrets)
  • Open Secrets also profiled lobbyist Anna Aurilio to provide a look at how the congressional influence industry works. (Open Secrets)
  • A CREW report found that aides to George W. Bush ignored warning s to preserve White House emails. (The Washington Post)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 8/30-9/3:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 8/30-9/3:

  • None

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