Rep. Edolphus Towns named chairman of government reform committee; Rep. Darrell Issa selected ranking member.
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Transparency advocates are upset by Bush administration orders that give agencies more reasons to withhold documents from the public.
Coalition of good-government groups meets with transition team leaders.
Agreement creates organization specifically aimed at preparing students for government careers.
Neel Kashkari tells lawmakers the department will set up a monitoring program with banking regulators to better track how rescue money is being spent.
Request for fiscal 2010 is expected to exceed $580 billion, and officials might seek an extra $80 billion in emergency funds by January to cover military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Democratic Congress likely to steer focus away from administration and toward those getting the money, procurement specialists say.
The economic catastrophe will bring more regulation, more skepticism and more scrutiny.
Senate Judiciary chairman says he wants to move quickly on considering Eric Holder.
Former assistant U.S. attorney will oversee $700 billion in taxpayer money to help stabilize the financial industry.