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

News Roundup:

  • Rep. John Boehner (D-OH), the likely next House speaker if the Republicans take the chamber in November, has extensive ties to lobbyists and the business community. (The New York Times)
  • Citizens United mastermind James Bopp celebrated the dismantling of campaign finance laws. (Mother Jones)
  • In an editorial, E.J. Dionne urged moderate Senate Republicans to vote for the DISCLOSE Act. (The Washington Post)
  • Facing fire from both sides of the aisle, the Office of Congressional Ethics faces an uncertain future regardless of which party comes out ahead in November. (National Journal)($)
  • Watchdog groups expect that the upcoming ethics trials of Reps. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) won’t take place until after the midterm elections in November. (The Hill)
  • The White House plans to launch an online platform where digitized government videos will be made accessible to the public. (OMB Watch)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/13-17:

  • Legislative Proposals to Address Concerns Over the SECs New Confidentiality Provision, House Committee on Financial Services, Thursday, Sept. 16, 10:00 am, 2128 Rayburn, livestream.

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 9/13-17:

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