Congress cuts perks on government travel

| 15/05/2010

(WSJ): House leaders are revamping the rules for lawmakers and aides who travel overseas on official government business, forbidding them to fly in business class on shorter trips, use taxpayer funds to buy gifts or pocket unspent cash, among other changes. The new travel rules, also strengthen accountability and oversight for taxpayer-funded trips. The changes come after a serious of articles uncovering abuses by lawmakers of both parties, including the use of taxpayer money for alcohol, sight-seeing and other personal expenses on official overseas trips.

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  1. Scrooge McDuck says:

    They what????  Used public funds for sightseeing and their own personal expenses??? I’m glad that could never happen here.  Why just the other day, the Premier said he doesn’t have any difficulty with people knowing where he’s been and what he’s been doing. At least I think that’s what he said but he’s not good with words.