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 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:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 11/29 12/3:

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