This Times editorial endorses changes to congressional travel rules.
Ingenuity is never in short supply in Washington when it comes to challenges like circumventing the ban on lobbyist-financed Congressional junkets.
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The loopholes and violations were laid bare in a study of 1,150 trips by The Times’s Eric Lipton and Eric Lichtblau. Representative Zoe Lofgren, who leads the ethics panel, said that if nonprofit groups are being used “as a pass through” for corporate players, then “that is a fraud.” It looks that way to us. So who will fix it?