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The Day in Sunlight 2/2/2011

February 2nd, 2011 by Katie Dixon · No Comments

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

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency headlines, including more information on Egypt’s Washington lobbyists, Canada’s open government plan, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that former Congressman John Tanner (D-TN) has joined top lobbying firm Prime Policy Group. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal investigated the Arab nations’ 2010 lobbying contacts. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that former Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) is joining the lobbying firm Dickstein Shapiro. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal ended the day highlighting a few headlines including the announcement by Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Daniel Inouye for a two-year moratorium on earmarks, a few revolving door moves from Capitol Hill to K Street, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nancy Watzman detailed the uptick in new registrations for entities expecting to lobbying on financial institutions, investments, and securities. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Tom Lee commented on CQ’s First Street, one of several new services that are selling large amounts of government data, much of which is already free. (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. (The Open House Project)

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