Here is Tuesday’s look at transparency-related news items, todays congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- Conservative group Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies and other organizations are unlikely to face legal scrutiny for not disclosing their donors thanks to the gray area created by Citizens United and new FEC regulations. (The New York Times)
- Open Secrets looked at American Crossroads, a conservative groups raising millions of dollars for Republican candidates. (Open Secrets)
- Open Secrets also looked at the funding behind the super PAC of abortion rights advocacy group EMILYs List. (Open Secrets)
- Conservative groups are way ahead of their liberal counterparts in spending on independent advertising for the midterms. (The Washington Post)
- Corporate campaign donations have increasingly been directed towards Republican candidates over Democrats over the past three years. (The Wall Street Journal)($) (interactive chart)
- The New York Times editorialized against a multi-million dollar lobbying push from conservative and oil and gas interests to kill a California clean energy bill. (The New York Times)
- OMB Watch has released a report on the Obama administration’s rulemaking record. (OMB Watch)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/21:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 9/21:
- Are Government Workers Overpaid?, The Heritage Foundation, Tuesday, 9/21, 12:00 pm 1:00 pm, 217 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium.