Report Claims Politicians Exploit Leadership PACs to Spend Millions on Luxury Hotels, Trips
A new report shows that members of Congress are using money meant to support their colleagues and their own pursuits of leadership roles to fund lavish hotel stays, golf trips, and meals all over the world, and there doesn’t seem to be any rules to stop them.
According to the report by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Issue One, politicians are using leadership political action committees (PACs) to fund their personal leisure activities. These organizations are meant for people in office to donate to colleagues’ campaigns or to advance their own political career by pursuing leadership positions. Roughly two-thirds of the House and 94 Senators have groups like this. Regular campaigns are not allowed to use their funds for personal use.