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:

  • The House Administration Committee may hold hearings on yet-undecided races. (Roll Call)($)
  • The new class of lawmakers will contain the highest number of members with no prior experience in elected office in decades. (New York Times)
  • Republicanseying House committeechairmanships seek waivers to party rules that prevent any member from holding the top spot on most of the major committees for more than six years. (Wall Street Journal)($)
  • Opinion: Banning earmarks won’t save money. (Politico)
  • The Chamber of Commerce’s campaign spending in the midterm elections played a central role in Republican gains. (Roll Call)($)
  • Democrats who lost their reelection bids largely spent a lot of money. (Roll Call)($)
  • Who are Congress’s top tweeters? (National Journal)($)
  • The Obama Administration is preparing to create a new position to oversee internet privacy. (Wall Street Journal)($)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/12:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/12:

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