Here is Thursday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events. News Roundup:

  • The House will reconvene November 15 for a lame-duck session. (New York Times)
  • The White House’s fiscal commission pledged to target earmarks to reduce the national deficit. (The Hill)
  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus called for an IRS investigation of certain tax-exempt groups. (The Hill)
  • Some key Republicans initiatives were notably absent fromthe Pledge to America. (Roll Call)($)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/30:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • S.3909, A bill to restore accountability and congressional oversight to the defense contracting process; to the Committee on Armed Services.
  • S. 3924, A bill to promote transparency and accountability concerning the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; to the Committee on Finance.

Transparency events scheduled for9/30:

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