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

News Roundup:

  • In the biggest power shift in 70 years, Republicans have won control of the House and made significant gains in the Senate and in the states. (National Journal)($)
  • Minority Whip Eric Cantor lays out a 22-page Republican game plan for reform. (Politico)
  • Representative Greg Walden will spearhead a Republican transition committee that will focus on House Rules changes. (Politico)
  • National Journal has assembled apictorialguide to the newcomers of the 112th Congress. (National Journal)($)
  • The ObamaAdministrationtook big hits on its transparency and accounting methods the day of elections. (The Hill)
  • More than $294 million was spent on ads by outside groups up to election day itself. (Roll Call)($)
  • Republican third party groups coordinated their campaign spending. (Politico)
  • With the elections over, Democrats must now face the music of pending ethics trials for Representatives Rangel and Waters. (The Hill)
  • The Supreme Court rejected another appeal on campaign finance disclosure rules. (Washington Post)
  • House Republican Conference Chair Mike Pence announced he will step down from his position to consideropportunitiesfor higher office. (The Hill)
  • Republicans will pressure the Obama Administration not to “shred any documents”. (The Hill)
  • Oversight Committee Ranking Member Issa promises to step up subpoena power as Chairman. (Politico)(Roll Call)($)
  • The Republican strategy in the House will likely be one of “undoing”. (National Journal)($)
  • The new Senate strategy might be one of gridlock for the next two years. (Roll Call)($)(National Journal)($)
  • Three powerful Democratic committee chairmen are the casualties of the Republican tidal wave in the House. (Roll Call)($)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/3:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/3:

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