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House no longer requiring lawmakers
to report some free trips

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/1/2014 4:59:00 PM

The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances. The change was not publicly announced but was described in an instruction book available to lawmakers on how to fill out the forms. Legislators will still have to report details about their travel on the House clerk´s website, which is less commonly monitored by reporters, watchdog groups and others than the financial disclosure reports. That information is publicly available and is far more specific than the one line that -- until now -- they have provided on their

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Figured they would slip this through while everyone was distracted.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: aasilver, 7/1/2014 5:16:15 PM     (No. 9907401)

I wonder if these twits are required to list these "free" trips as income on their Federal tax form. It is a requirement for a private citizen to claim a free trip as income - and pay taxes on the value of the free trip.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/1/2014 5:24:36 PM     (No. 9907456)

They´ll keep doin´ it until you vote ´em out

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/1/2014 6:07:29 PM     (No. 9907501)

Done by the Republican elite trying to hide their evil deeds.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nerdowell, 7/1/2014 6:19:35 PM     (No. 9907509)

From the article:

"Legislators will still have to report details about their travel on the House clerk´s website, which is less commonly monitored by reporters, watchdog groups and others than the financial disclosure reports. That information is publicly available and is far more specific than the one line that -- until now -- they have provided on their financial disclosure forms.´

I interpret this to mean: 1. all reports are made on a central website available to the public, and 2. they are required to provide details about the trip.

I don´t see this as a bad thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tommyr, 7/1/2014 7:19:06 PM     (No. 9907572)

So maybe Nancy will have to say who was in her entourage on the trip to South Texas.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/1/2014 7:37:08 PM     (No. 9907593)

They are a bunch of crooks. No more money from me to any politician or political party..EVER!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/1/2014 8:16:11 PM     (No. 9907624)

We have the best government lobbyists can buy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: paral04, 7/1/2014 8:29:06 PM     (No. 9907640)

All people are equal but Congressmen are more equal than others.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penney, 7/1/2014 8:37:29 PM     (No. 9907654)

The Congress is going from bad to worse! ...Life MUST be quite abnormal inside the beltway.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 7/1/2014 9:02:48 PM     (No. 9907681)

That was and will be a very bad decision.........

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