Monday, September 04, 2006

Power Trips: A look at privately sponsored trips for Senator DeWine, Congressman Brown and their staff

Power Trips, the Center for Public Integrity's (CPI) investigation into privately funded travel for Congressmen, Senators and their staff has added a searchable database to their site:

CPI's study found:

Over a 5½-year period ending in 2005, members of Congress and their aides took at least 23,000 trips — valued at almost $50 million — financed by private sponsors, many of them corporations, trade associations and nonprofit groups with business on Capitol Hill...

This post will look into the privately funded travel in the offices of Senator Mike DeWine (R) and Congressman Sherrod Brown (D); both candidates for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat in 2006.

Senator DeWine:

Congressman Sherrod Brown:



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