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July 1st, 2014
09:40 PM ET

Pamela Brown: Congress For Sale ... Keeping Them Honest

In the latest installment of "Keeping Them Honest," Pamela Brown examines a new policy that might suggest Congress is for sale.

Traditionally, politicians are required to release the names of those that foot the bill for lavish and luxurious "fact finding" trips to exotic locations.

However, a recent update to the guidelines distributed by the House Committee On Ethics omitted the requirement, thus allowing members of Congress to travel freely without noting whom paid for the trips in their financial disclosure forms.

So, what do you think? Is Congress really for sale? Should the requirement return to the guidelines?

Watch Brown's full report for the details, and the reactions that are rippling through Washington.

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  1. warthog6

    Is it a coincidence that the one committee dedicated to examining moral behavior is both the only one with full bipartisanship, and one who keeps its decisions a secret?

    July 2, 2014 at 8:32 am |
  2. warthog6

    I wandered into a really plush section of a casino in Las Vegas, and discovered a lot of rich businessmen playing at a minimum bet of $100,000, up to several million. I saw it led into an even more plush room that was cordoned off, and heard that a congressional seat were something one wins with a straight flush or better.

    Is that more true than funny?

    July 2, 2014 at 8:25 am |

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