Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including how foreign money is fueling an online poker lobbying blitz, news that the LeAnn Rimes fundraiser for freshman California Rep. Jeff Denham was a major flop as far as fundraising goes, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Kaitlin Lee blogged on tax collection practices in foreign countries and across the United States. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported on how merchants and retailers are employing revolving door lobbyists in regulatory battle as banks and credit unions seek to overturn part of the Dodd-Frank bill. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich detailed how the House Rules Committee is looking into how to provide better context for legislation by showing the difference between different versions of bills. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich reported that Senate is planning to post official Senate expenses online during this Congress – available in PdF form. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich noted that the public is still missing in the debate on offshore drilling oversight. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Tom Lee noted that the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) came online recently, and noted that it might be “the worst website we’ve ever seen.” (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)

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