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 House and Senate return today to resume the lame-duck session. (The Hill)
- The whistleblower website WikiLeaks publicly released a cache of nearly 250,000 US diplomatic messages from the past three years. (New York Times)
- In the wake of the WikiLeaks release, the Obama Administration ordered government agencies to immediately review procedures for safeguarding classified information. (Associated Press)
- Representative Peter King want WikiLeaks labeled as a terrorist group. (The Hill)
- President Obama has yet to come through on a slew of transparency promises made during his 2008 campaign. (Washington Times)
- The new Republican House will bring an updated version of open government to Congress. (National Journal)($)
- The House Republican transition effort includes Democratic members’ feedback and online suggestions from the the public. (The Hill)
- Incoming Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa plans to seek new subpoena powers for dozens of federal agency watchdogs. (New York Times)
- Representative Issa is doubling his staff and plans to hold at least a hearing a day. (National Journal)($)
- Representative Maxine Waters is calling for an immediate trial in her ethics case. (Politico)(Roll Call)($)
- Tea Partiers are taking sides in key House chairmen races. (Politico)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 11/29-12/3:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 11/29 12/3:
- The Future of E-Rulemaking: Promoting Public Participation and Efficiency, Brookings Institution, 11/30, 9:30am – 12:00pm, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW.
- The Scouting Report: President Obama and the New Congress, Brookings Institution, 12/1, 12:30pm – 1:00pm, live web chat only.
- Technology, Social Innovation and Civic Participation, New America Foundation, 12/1, 3:30pm – 4:45pm, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400.
- CIOS: The Future of Federal IT, Government Executive, 12/2, 7:30am – 9:30am, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Ballroom.
- Who Is Accountable for Federal Regulations?, American Enterprise Institute, 12/2, 9:30am – 1:00pm, 1150 17th Street NW, 12th Floor.