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:
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:
- 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 Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean VA.
- Smart Girl Summit, 9/30 10/1, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA.