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

News Roundup:

  • The Office of Congressional Ethics asked the House ethics committee to investigate Reps. Tom Price (R-GA), John Campbell (R-CA), and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) over fundraisers held in connection to the financial regulation bill. (The Washington Post) (The Hill) (Roll Call)($) (National Journal)($)
  • A Boston developer has been indicted for illegally funnelling campaign contributions to Massachusetts lawmakers. (Roll Call)($)
  • The AP looked at the $16.3 million spent by bailed-out banks on lobbying in the first half of this year. (The Washington Post)
  • The The Food and Drug Administration launched a new dashboard that tracks the performance of offices in the agency. (nextgov)
  • The defeat of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in her primary election bucks several trends regarding money in politics. (Open Secrets)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/1:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 9/1:

  • None

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