“10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government” 2


Members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government
The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. MORE


  1. This is crazy. I too saw this reporting and it made me think…just how much does Congress do that the public doesn’t know about, and, how much of it is funded by foreign corporations/interests.

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