Here is Friday’s look at transparency-related news items, today’s congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- DISCLOSE Act news:
- A scheduled Friday vote on the DISCLOSE Act has been pushed back following complaints from conservative Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus. (Politico) (The Hill) (Roll Call)($)
- The National Rifle Association carve out could backfire on House Democrats and hurt the bill’s chances of passing. (Politico) (The New York Times)
- Politico hosts a discussion trying to answer whether the DISCLOSE Act can still work with the exemptions, whether the bill is necessary, and whether Democrats will be able to pass it. (Politico)
- Eugene, son of Antonin, Scalia editorializes against the DISCLOSE Act. (Politico)
- The General Services Administration is launching a web-based tool to collect better green building data. (Nextgov)
- The New York Times profiled a man behind several nonprofits that critics allege are front groups for corporate interests. (The New York Times)
- President Obama wants to establish a “do not pay list” to prevent government agencies from giving out checks benefits, and grants to ineligible people and organizations. (The Washington Post)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 6/18:
Relevant bills introduced 6/17:
Transparency events scheduled for 6/18:
- The DeMarco Factor: Transforming Public Will Into Political Power, Friday, June 18, 7:00 p.m., Politics and Prose. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.