Here is Wednesday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • The Senate will vote next week on a binding, three year earmark moratorium. (GovExec)
  • The Senate earmark ban appears short on votes and will likely fail. (The Hill)
  • Opinion: The Appropriations Committee must rebuild the American public’s trust in government. (Politico)
  • Outgoing Senator Bob Bennettwill launch the Bennett Consulting Group in January with a former staffer who is now a lobbyist. (Roll Call)($)
  • President Obama officially pardoned two turkeys. (USA Today)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/24:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/24:

  • None

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