Chicago Tribune: Advocacy groups urge closer watch on congressional travel


The letter was sent by the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, the Project on Government Oversight, Public Citizen and congressional scholar James Thurber of American University.

The signers said it is important for lawmakers to understand how policy decisions affect the world but noted that privately paid trips are "rising to the level of the Jack Abramoff travel junket era."

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