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Old 07-03-2014, 11:12 PM  
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House of Representatives quietly kills gift vacation expenditure disclosure rules

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congr...-take-20140630

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It's going to be a little more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around the world after the House has quietly stripped away the requirement that such privately sponsored travel be included on lawmakers' annual financial-disclosure forms.

The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent. Gifts of free travel to lawmakers have appeared on the yearly financial form dating back its creation in the late 1970s, after the Watergate scandal. National Journal uncovered the deleted disclosure requirement when analyzing the most recent batch of yearly filings.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:20 PM   #3
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Just terrible...and the people will find out. Gawd! Our govt is corrupt.

WTF do they need to go around the world for anyway! They represent the local people in their districts. Many, are getting all expenses paid trips to Israeli, so Bibi can check out their positions. I consider that foreign interference in our elections.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:41 AM   #4
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Why would you name me in the original post? I don't have any interest in less financial disclosure. It looks to me like this was a bipartisan deal. Was this supposed to be a partisan gotcha thread?
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