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:

  • The Washington Post listed the top spenders among independent groups and political parties on the midterm elections. (The Washington Post)
  • Watchdog groups have not reached a consensus on whether the House Ethics Committee should investigate Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) for steering scholarship money to her friends and family. (The Hill)
  • The Office of Congressional Ethics has closed its inquiry into Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) regarding fundraisers and his vote on the financial regulation bill. (Roll Call)($)
  • The Office of Government Ethics plans to revamp its website to make its audits and other reports easier to access. (nextgov)
  • The Transportation Department plans to change how it compiles traffic accident data next month. (nextgov)
  • A report from the Brookings Institution finds that apart from a few standouts, many congressional websites are suboptimal. (Federal Computer Week)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 8/31:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 8/31:

  • None

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