October 9, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
- Obama gives a big push to the Consumer Financial Protection Agency proposal in Congress (Wall Street Journal).
- “Pro-growth” New Democrats ready legislation to let big banks ignore state regulations (Wonk Room).
- Top Financial Service Committee members rely heavily on campaign money from the finance industry (Sunlight Foundation).
- Republican Members of Congress mostly, but not entirely, silent on Obama’s Nobel win (TPM DC).
- In Washington, revolving doors are bad for your health (Bill Moyers Journal).
- House votes to expand hate crimes laws to include crimes motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity New York Times).
- Full roll call details for the hate crimes vote – see how your congressman voted (OpenCongress).
- Sen. Schumer introduced an amendment to deny federal shield law protections to bloggers (Left to Chance).
- Health care reform in the House will likely attract zero Republican votes (Washington Post).
- CBO: medical malpractice reform would save $54 bn over 10 years (Kaiser Health News).
- Democrats should start looking at the ethics allegations against Charlie Rangel (Eugene Robinson/WaPo).
- Congress will take a look at the issue of texting while driving next week (The Hill).
- Learn more about H.R. 3535, the “Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009” (OpenCongress).
- Low Power FM bill advanced in a House subcommittee this week (New Public Media).
- Learn more about H.R. 1147, the Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (Open Congress).
- Congress scraps funding for 300 miles of fencing on Mexican border (Washington Post).
- Against Transparency – The perils of openness in government (Lawrence Lessig/TNR).