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:
- Majority government-owned General Motors has already donated to the campaigns of 40 incumbents. (Politico)
- Senator Landrieu (D-LA) announced she would place a hold on President Obama’s nominee for OMB Director, Jack Lew. (New York Times)
- The high-tech and telecommunications industries are donating more to Democrats than Republicans. (Roll Call) ($)
- Former PMA Group founder Magliocchetti plead guilty to funneling corporate campaign funds. (Politico)
- Pew released a study on the impacts of technology on society. (National Journal) ($)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/27-10/1:
- Examining the Filibuster: Ideas to Reduce Delay and Encourage Debate in the Senate, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Wednesday 9/29, 10:00am, 301 Russell Senate Office Building, livestream.
- Oversight of the Small Business Administration and its Programs, House Committee on Small Business, Wednesday 9/29, 1:00pm, 2360 Rayburn House Office Building.
- Judicial Nominations, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Wednesday 9/29, 2:00pm, 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, livestream.
- Improving Financial Accountability at the Department of Defense, Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Wednesday 9/29, 2:30pm, 324 Dirksen Senate Office Building, livestream.
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for9/27-10/1:
- Meeting on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Special Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, 9/27 – 9/28, 9:00am – 4:30pm, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW (live streaming).
- Compliance and Ethics for Government Contractors, General Counsel PC, 9/28, 7:15am – 9:00am, The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna VA.
- Fourth Annual International Right-To-Know Day Celebration, American University, 9/28, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW,Room 603.
- The U.S. Senate: Minority Rules, Center for American Progress, 9/28, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor.
- Book Launch: Parliament and Congress, Woodrow Wilson Center, 9/28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Moynihan Board Room.
- Covering Corruption: The Difficulties of Trying to Make a Difference, National Endowment for Democracy, 9/29, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800.
- CIOS: Their New Role in Driving Agency Operations, Government Executive, 9/30, 7:30am – 9:30am, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor Ballroom.
- Who is Sovereign? Transparency, Candor and Information as Structural Constitutionalism, University of Maryland, 9/30, 12:15pm – 1:30pm, 1230 Van Munching Hall, University of Maryland College Park
- Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term, American University, 9/30, 12:00pm – 1:20pm, Washington College of Law, 4801MassachusettsAvenue NW, Room 603.
- Washington DC IT Leadership Forum, 9/30, 10:00am – 1:30pm, The Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean VA.
- Smart Girl Summit, 9/30 – 10/1, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA.