Congress's Free Trips Add Up to Almost $50 Million

Congressional aides took $30 million in trips paid for by private groups from 2000 through mid-2005, surpassing the privately sponsored travel of their bosses by nearly $10 million over the same time, according to a new analysis of publicly disclosed travel expenses.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/060606J.shtml



Firms Donated to Groups That Gave Judges Free Trips

Two organizations that have provided free trips to hundreds of federal judges received large contributions from tobacco, oil and other corporate interests.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13517.htm



The free trips of Congressman Solomon Ortiz

U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz accepted free trips to China from a Houston-based husband-and-wife business team convicted recently in an illegal immigration scheme involving Chinese nationals.

//www.caller.com/ccct/local_news/article/0,1641,CCCT_811_4753903,00.html


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