Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- Nancy Pelosi expects to stay on in leadership as Minority Leader. (Politico)
- With Speaker Pelosi making a bid for Minority Leader, Representatives Hoyer and Clyburn vie for the number two leadership spot. (Politico)
- The list of items on Democrats’ lame-duck agenda is shrinking. (The Hill)
- Senator Chuck Schumer is less than enthusiastic about a return to leadership of the DSCC. (Politico)
- Representative Pete Sessions hopes to head the NRCC for another term. (The Hill)
- Representative Jerry Lewis tries to win favor with conservative members to retain his post at the head of the Appropriations Committee. (Wall Street Journal)($)
- The new 22-member House Republican transition team meets for the first time today. (MSNBC)
- In light of Representative Waters’ ethics trial, questions have been raised of the ethics panel’s impartiality. (The Hill)
- A housing finance lobbyist paid Representative Waters’ husband $15k while she was cosponsoring real estate finance reform legislation. (Washington Times)
- The majority party turnover in the House has prompted some industries to relax and others to rethink their lobbying strategies. (Roll Call)($)
- Former Blue Dogs who have found work on K Street have yet to see if their relevance will remain in tact in the new congress. (Roll Call)($)
- Vice President Biden will sit down with Oversight Chairman-to-be Darrell Issa to talk about the stimulus and Issa’s intentions to conduct investigations. (Politico)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/8-11/12:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 11/8 11/12:
- Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change, Demos, 11/8, 6:30pm, Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th Street NW, Cullen Room.
- The 2010 Elections: What Do They Mean for Foundations and Nonprofits?, Hudson Institute, 11/9, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 1015 10th Street NW, 6th Floor.
- What Follows the Money?, Common Cause, 11/10, 10:00am, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor.
- The Development and Future of the Internet, Georgetown University, 11/11, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Copley Hall, Formal Lounge
- Online Constituent Identity Workshop, Open Forum Foundation, 11/12, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Location TBD.
- Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference – Day One, George Washington University School of Business, 11/12, 7:30am – 6:00pm, 800 21st Street NW, Marvin Center.
- Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference – Day Two, George Washington University School of Business, 11/13, 7:30am – 5:30pm, 2201 G Street NW, Funger Hall.