Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Or at least that's what he says he's doing. From now on, lobbying firms are no longer allowed to take lawmakers on expensive trips or wine and dine them at D.C's finest restaurants...unless they also make a contribution to their campaign. However, if the lobbyist makes a small donation to a congressman's upcoming election warchest, any extra "travelling or meal fees" is taken care of by K-Street.

The reason is that although the GOP has taken the initiative to change rules on "gift giving and public disclosure," they have yet to make the necessary changes to campaign finance law that would make lobbyist funded vacations specifically illegal. The Washington Post elaborates.


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