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:

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) vie for the ranking member position on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the 112th Congress. (Roll Call $)
  • The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, includes $8 billion in earmarks. (Politico)(Washington Post)
  • Obama plans major staff changes for 2011, possibly including adding some of the Democrats who lost in the midterm elections. (Politico)
  • Labor and liberal group officials made clear that the left should disregard President Obamas strong and repeated denunciations this year of anonymous money and set up groups to take undisclosed donations in the 2012 election. (Daily Caller)
  • Public Integrity offers a roundup of news and commentary to help consumers monitor the transparency and accountability of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. (Public Integrity)
  • The Hill looks at the Top 10 lobbying wins of 2010, including cap-and-trade and the healthcare bill. (The Hill)
  • House Adminisration Chairman says his first priority in the coming year will be military ballots. (Roll Call $)
  • Tax reform legislation will open the door for lobbyists on both sides of the aisle to get more involved next year. (Roll Call $)
  • Although online initiatives might not always become world-changing events, they can spread rapidly and have real-life effects. (Tech President)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 12/15:

  • None.

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None.

Transparency events scheduled for 12/15:

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