Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • 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:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/8 11/12:

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