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:

  • Citizens United/DISCLOSE Act news:
    • Senate Democrats are planning to vote on the DISCLOSE Act on Thursday. (The Hill)
    • Some are questioning the timing of the vote as it comes the day after a major fundraiser for Senate Democrats in New York. (Politico) (Roll Call)($)
  • The group Tea Party Patriots received an undisclosed donation of $1 million. (Politico)
  • Pro-Republican third party groups are significantly outspending their Democratic counterparts on advertising this year. (Politico)
  • The election night reception for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee will be hosted by a lobbying firm. (Politico)
  • Open Secrets compared the fundraising and influence of the conservative Koch brothers and the liberal George Soros. (Open Secrets)
  • OpenTheGovernment.org is soliciting help in evaluating the Open Government Plans of federal agencies. (Evaluating Open Gov)
  • The National Archives has launched DocsTeach.org, a new website featuring online versions 3,000 historic documents, photos and videos. (Federal Computer Week)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/22:

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 9/22:

  • None

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