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 Ethics Committee voted 9-1 to censure Representative Charlie Rangel after he was found guilty of 11 counts of violating ethics rules. (The Hill)(National Journal)($)
  • Jacob Lew was confirmed as OMB Director after Senator Landrieu lifted her hold on his nomination. (Roll Call)($)
  • While avoiding public fights for leadership positions, House Republicans have ignited an internal battle over committee chairmanships and jurisdictions. (Politico)
  • Senator Jim Webb has lifted his holds on pending military nominations after receiving desired data from the Pentagon on a base closure. (The Hill)
  • Representative James Clyburn vows to be an independent voice in the newly created post of Assistant Minority Leader. (Roll Call)($)
  • Future Minority WhipSteny Hoyer says the Democratic Caucus needs “more openness and inclusiveness.” (The Hill)
  • Former “car czar” Steven Rattner has been charge in a pay-for-play scheme. (Washington Post)
  • The GSA touts its progress in expanding Data.gov. (NextGov)
  • The House Intelligence Committee found 16 cases since the 1990s where intel agencies failed todisclosetimely and accurate information to Congress. (New York Times)
  • According to a recent study, Republican members are moreinfluentialthan Democrats on Twitter. (The Hill)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/19:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/19:

  • None

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