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Transparency in Congressional Travel
Members of Congress and their staffers who travel at the expense of private organizations must follow a long list of legal restrictions and requirements. However, there is a little known exemption that allows the same federal employees to travel with virtually no accountability and very little transparency. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, along with ProPublica.org reporter Justin Elliott and Washington University Law Professor Kathleen Clark examine the ethics, legalities and secrecy of these Congressional trips abroad.