The House Ethics Committee has decided that a little disclosure is a little to much. The Committee will no longer publish the names of congressmen receiving gifts of travel. Such gifts are essentially vacations paid for by interested parties with business before the House.
According to the National Journal, ” Last year, members of Congress and their aides took more free trips than in any year since the influence-peddling scandal that sent lobbyist Jack Abramoff to prison. There were nearly 1,900 trips at a cost of more than $6 million last year, according to Legistorm, which compiles travel records.”
Free stuff from lobbyists to legislators…..what could possibly go wrong?