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House lawmakers and their staffers used to make about 150 stops there a year on their privately sponsored jaunts around the world. Then came a massive ethics investigation, and they all stopped taking those free trips to Turkey -- cold.
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Remedial action is necessary if the U.S. Senate has any interest in becoming relevant again to our nation's political discourse. While certainly no cure for what ails the body, a first step toward building back the institution's credibility is to strengthen the Senate's ethics process.
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Some government watchdogs called the change "ludicrous" and urged that it be immediately reversed. House Minority Leader
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"We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against this great evil," Bachmann
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Layer also underscored that the trip was a worthwhile expenditure. Over the past year, Pearce has also traveled to Ghana
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About a dozen congressional staffers flew business class on a trip to China last summer and stayed at luxury hotels while
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After flying overnight to Rome, the coterie will check in Saturday for two nights at a 5-star hotel on the famous and expensive
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Members of Congress routinely fail to report millions of dollars worth of costs that they are racking up on foreign trips
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A handful of Members of Congress have accepted more than $100,000 worth of free international travel from the religious organization
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Last summer, the Wall Street Journal found the amount of taxpayer funds spent on travel by members of Congress has increased
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Lawmakers take scores of overseas trips each year to visit military bases, meet foreign officials, attend conferences and
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The Sunlight Foundation put the data in a searchable database. See any interesting patterns? Email arthur@huffingtonpost.com
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The purchases will help accommodate growing travel demand by congressional officials. The planes augment a fleet of about
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For years now, the issue of privately funded congressional travel has evoked heated debate. Those in favor of the practice
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These expenses, as the companies would argue, are necessities for an industry so heavily reliant on government support. Certainly
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Let me play the contrarian here. We need as many members out seeing the world as possible -- and if they are at a forum debating political Islam...well, fantastic!