Thursday, January 04, 2007

First act for Dems is ethics cleanup

This is what the Democrats are saying. However, if you look at the details, not a whole lot will change-

• Ban gifts and meals from lobbyists. Current rules set a $100 limit on gifts and meals from the same person in one year.
• Trips organized and paid for by lobbyists also would be limited. Lawmakers still could travel at expense of colleges and foundations that want to influence public policy, but the travel would have to be approved beforehand by the House ethics panel.
• Bar congressional travel on corporate jets.

That is it?

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