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Jun
2005

Senate silent on "biggest junket there is"

06/20/05

Sen. Ted Stevens, the powerful Alaska Republican who led the congressional delegation to the posh Paris Air Show -- which has been called 'the biggest junket there is' -- refuses to disclose how many members came along, how much it cost taxpayers, and offered few details about the event. 'We don't talk about other members. They don't talk about us,' Stevens spokeswoman Courtney Boone said, explaining that the secrecy surrounding the trip ... is due to 'security reasons' because as the president pro tempore of the Senate, Stevens is third in line for the presidency. ... The trip to Paris came on the heels of the ethics complaints filed against House Majority Leader Tom Delay, Texas Republican, for taking trips to Scotland and other exotic locales that were paid for by a lobbyist, which is against House rules... [editor's note: Like Senate, like House; the scams continue! - SAT]

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050620-011433-9086r.htm

from Washington Times


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