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:

  • The full Senate will vote on a proposed ban on earmarks. (New York Times)
  • Editorial: What do secret donors get for their money, and who do they get it from? (New York Times)
  • The proposed congressional earmark bans cede spending power to the White House and will do little to reduce the federal deficit. (The Hill)
  • K Street and the Tea Party clash over building relationships with newly-elected Members of Congress. (Roll Call)($)
  • Closing arguments begin today in Tom DeLay’s money laundering trial. (Politico)
  • Representative Rangel’s ethics case shows that lawmakers who run charities are on thin ice. (National Journal)($)
  • The start of Representative Maxine Waters’s ethics trial has been delayed. (Politico)
  • The Administration has laid out a 5 part plan for information technology reform. (Federal News Radio)
  • Most of Representative Ed Towns’s Democratic colleagues on the Oversight Committee are backing his bid for Ranking Member. (Politico)
  • Justice Antonin Scalia talks cameras in the courtroom. (Washington Post)
  • Finding news stories in datasets is the future of reporting, says the inventor of the World Wide Web. (The Guardian)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/22-11/26:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/22 11/26:

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