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

News Roundup:

  • Corporation, union, and trade PACs are still giving more to Democratic candidates. (Roll Call)($)
  • GOP leadershipdispelsrumors of changing the leadership structure of the Republican Conference. (Roll Call)($)
  • Minority Leader Boehner opens up about his agenda if he is elected Speaker of the House. (National Journal)($)
  • House Republicans are already considering amending the congressional calendar. (Politico)
  • With current GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence potentially stepping down to run for higher office, Representative Jeb Hensarling is eyeing the job. (Roll Call)($)
  • With Majority Leader Harry Reid at risk of losing his seat, Senator Chuck Schumer is positioning himself for the top Democratic leadership slot. (New York Times)
  • A report by Senate government affairs subcommittee GOP finds $1 billion in government checks were sent to deceased recipients over a decade. (Politico)(Washington Post)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/29:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/29 (and 10/30):

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