July 7, 2014 •
In Reversal of Prior Decision, House Ethics Committee Will Continue Requiring Reporting of Privately Sponsored Travel
On July 3, the House Ethics Committee announced it would return to calling for House members to report privately sponsored travel in their annual financial disclosure forms – a requirement it had quietly removed earlier this year. However, when the removal of this requirement was revealed, it caught national attention and generated strong responses. Supporters of the change argued the reporting is merely duplicative because the travel must still be reported by members to the House Office of the Clerk.
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