Hill's Privately Funded Trips: Well-Traveled Ethics Loophole

Number 15822
Subject Money And Politics
Source Congressional Quarterly
Year 1999
Publication Date July 3, 1999
Summary Congressional Quarterly investigates a loophole in the "gift ban" rules for members of Congress. The gift ban limits gifts from individuals and private businesses, but this loophole allows members of Congress to be sponsored by corporations and special interests on trips for "educational" purposes.
Category General
Pages 9
Keywords Gift ban rules;Federal Investigations;Traveling;Transportation;Aviation
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