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, 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, 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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