Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.
- Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency headlines, including the Senate’s vote to end secret holds, the possible New York Times WikiLeaks-esque system, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Anu Narayanswamy investigated the lobbying history between Egypt and the United States, noting that the country has spent close to $2 million on lobbying and is also one of the foremost recipients of U.S. foreign aid. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman assesed the monetary value of a good night’s sleep as the mattress company Sleepy’s announced it will give pillow to freshman members of Congress who sleep in their offices, but noted that the gifts could violate House rules. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Bill Allison reported that Egypt’s Washington lobbyists helped Egypt’s military and the United State’s defense firms. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
- Keenan Steiner detailed the House Ethics Committee’s findings that three lawmakers who fundraised around the time of a key House Wall Street regulatory reform vote did not give special access to Wall Street, in contrast to the findings of the Office of Congressional Ethics. (Party Time 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)