Change advocated for travel rules

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?


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