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:

  • In an editorial, the New York Times called for congressional charities to disclose their donors. (The New York Times)
  • For-profit colleges are lobbying against a proposed rule that would halt federal dollars from going toward programs that saddle students with too much debt. (The New York Times)
  • House Republican leaders are not commenting on whether they will disband the Office of Congressional Ethics if the Republicans win control of the House this fall. (The Hill)
  • After months of contributing more money to Democrats, Wall Street firms are now making significantly more contributions to Republicans. (OpenSecrets)
  • Despite being the group that successfully challenged federal contribution limits in court, SpeechNow.org has yet to register with the Federal Elections Commission to received unlimited contributions. (The Center For Public Integrity)
  • The Federal Communications Commission has launched a new website that contains datasets and tools that developers can use to create applications. (nextgov)
  • The White House has launched Challenge.gov, a website that awards cash prizes to citizens that can solve problems facing federal agencies. (nextgov)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/8:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 9/8:

  • None

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