Here is Mondays look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- 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:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 11/22 11/26:
- Using Data to Drive Better Global Health Impacts, CSIS, 11/22, 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1800 K Street NW, B1 Conference Center.
- Cyber Security: Can Policy Keep Up with the Pace of Technical Change?, AAAS, 11/22, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 1200 New York Avenue NW, 2nd Floor.
- 2010 Open Government Conference, Office of the Attorney General, 11/22-11/23, 8:30am – 5:00pm, Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin TX.