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Entries from December 2010

The Day in Transparency 12/22/10

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Wednesday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events. This will be the last review until the new year. Happy holidays!

News Roundup:

According to a draft of the incoming majority’s rules package, the GOP-led House has included new transparency requirements for committees and legislation, expanded term [...]

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The Day in Transparency 12/21/10

December 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Tuesday’s look at the week’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
News Roundup:

Majority Leader Reid announced a new 2011 schedule that includes a longer January break. (Roll Call $)
After closing a number of high-profile investigations of members of Congress, the Justice Department has drawn criticism regarding [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 12/21/2010

December 21st, 2010 · No Comments

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

John Wonderlich praised the House Republicans for posting their conference rules online for the first time, and commented on whether each party in the House and Senate posted their own conference rules. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
John Wonderlich also included Sunlight’s letter to Incoming-Speaker John [...]

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Day in Transparency 12/20

December 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Monday’s look at the week’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
News Roundup:

The House Republican Conference Rules for the 112th Congress are now posted online. (GOP.gov)
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin advocated for changes to the Senate rules Sunday, including ending secret holds [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 12/20/2010

December 20th, 2010 · No Comments

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

Paul Blumenthal wrote about how earmark transparency stalled the omnibus spending bill in the Senate. (Sunlight Foundation 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. (The Open House Project)

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The Day in Sunlight 12/17/2010

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments

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

Laurenellen McCann blogged on the greatness that was the recent Sunlight Foundation “Indecent Disclosure” fundraiser at Madam’s Organ. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
Paul Blumenthal reported on the hiring of former bank lobbyist Dwight Fettig as “senior adviser” to the Senate Banking Committee. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
Paul Blumenthal questioned whether the [...]

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The Day in Transparency 12/17/10

December 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Friday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
News Roundup:

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), the head of the House Rules Working Group, on Thursday said the GOP transition team will recommend the adoption of a rule requiring lawmakers to provide constitutional authority for every bill. (The [...]

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The Day in Sunlight 12/16/2010

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments

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

John Wonderlich discussed WikiLeaks as but one of many tools for open government. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
Paul Blumenthal reported that the U.S. Air Force was blocking access to any web site that posted secret diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks, and asked whether the government would block itself if [...]

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The Day in Transparency 12/16/10

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is Thursday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
News Roundup:

House ethics committee confirmed it is reviewing allegations against Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Tom Price (R-GA), and John Campbell (R-CA) in regards to their fundraising efforts before the 2009 financial reform vote. (Roll Call $)(Politico)
Blake Chisam, [...]

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The Day in Transparency 12/15/10

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments

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 [...]

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