NYT Examines Post-HLOGA Congressional Travel

The New York Times published an article examining Congressional fact-finding travel after the enactment of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (“HLOGA”). ¬†Apparently, the Times examined records concerning over 1,100 lawmaker trips sponsored by private organizations and alleges that some of the trips may have violated the rules.

In the wake of the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) recent action limiting the scope of its campaign travel rules to track the language of the statute, I expect the pro-regulation groups to push these types of stories to generate interest in their cause.

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