Caribbean Trip May Have Broken Rules

January 27, 2009

Several lawmakers took a post-election trip to a luxurious Caribbean resort that may have breached House ethics rules because of corporate involvement.

Against a backdrop of corporate logos, two of the lawmakers thanked Citigroup, Pfizer, IBM and AT&T for their roles. The ethics committee approved the trip, but the rules bar lawmakers from taking trips lasting more than two days if corporations are underwriting or organizing any part of them.

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(Susan Crabtree, “Caribbean Trip May Have Broken Rules,” The Hill, 1/27/09)