Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Is That Trip Really Necessary?

Stinging from the Abramoff scandal -- and likely to take heat on the campaign trail this year -- House Republicans are hammering out a package of lobbying reforms.

Under consideration: a plan to ban all trips for Congress members and their staffs paid for by lobbyists.

If they travel, it'd have to be paid for out of the Congressional budget. (NYT)

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