In the course of some routine research, Checks and Balances came across an interesting piece of information. James Schroeder, President and CEO of Mesa Energy Partners, LLC and President of the Western Energy Alliance is scheduled to be a witness at Rep. Lamborn’s hearing Tuesday.

Schroeder contributed $2,000 to the Western Energy Alliance’s PAC in 2010.

WEA PAC then turned around and contributed $2,000 to Lamborn’s re-election campaign.

The question has to be asked, is this transparent government that avoids even the appearance of impropriety?