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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Pols’ pay not huge but perks are excellent

A 12-day, expense-paid, fact-finding trip to India can be part of the job.

By Al Kamen  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, codel, Boehner, Shock, Lummis, McMorris Rodgers, congressional, travel, National Indian American Public Policy Institute, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Boehner cuts House members’ greatest perk

Citing the impending sequester cuts to the federal budget, the Speaker canceled all House congressional delegation travel on military jets.

By Al Kamen  |  04:40 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester, John Boehner, Boehner, congressional delegations, codels, cancel, trips, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 02/08/2013

K Street alert! Bangladesh wants you

Bangladesh officials, after speaking with a visiting congressional delegation, are thinking they need some lobbying help.

By Al Kamen  |  10:55 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bangladesh, lobbyist, trade, congressional delegation, Jack Kingston, Dipu Moni, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Congressional Research Service report gets pulled

Republicans objected to a study’s finding that reducing top tax rates doesn’t fuel economic growth.

By Emily Heil  |  01:28 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congressional Research Service, report, tax cuts, CRS, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Congress scours the globe in search of facts

IN THE LOOP | Retiring lawmakers make swan-song journeys before they leave office.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lame duck travel, codels, congressional travel, lame duck, Kent Conrad, Olympia Snowe, Dennis Cardoza, Richard Lugar, Devin Nunes, European Command, Bonjardim, Praca dos Restauradores, Pasteis de Belem, Jack Kingston, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Congress flies to rescue the euro zone

Lawmakers are taking off for a week of talks with finance ministers and bankers in Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

By Al Kamen  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, congressional travel, Europe, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain, Kent Conrad, Pat Leahy, Thad Cochran, Olympia Snowe, Jeanne Shaheen, Dennis Cardoza, Treasury, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Congressional fundraisers don’t stop election day

Lawmakers can never stop thinking about hitting up contributors for cash, even if they’ve got a safe seat.

By Al Kamen  |  11:57 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pebble Beach Liinks, Golf, congressional fundraiser, Tom Reynolds, Pat Tiberi, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Monte Carlo codel: Sign up now!

A conference official blames In the Loop’s inquiries for shrinking a congressional delegation headed to a gathering at the gambling mecca.

By Al Kamen  |  02:47 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OSCE, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, NATO, Spencer Oliver, Nixon, Watergate, Congressional Delegation, Codel, Soviet Union, European Union, Chris Smith, Robert Aderholt, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Codels to Asia, anyone?

Two groups of House members are off to Asia during next week’s recess.

By Al Kamen  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, travel, recess, codel, congressional trips, China, India, Korea, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Kline, Ma Ying-jeou, Lee Myung-bak, North Korea, DMZ, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Senator or representative absent? Look abroad

Could be you elected lawmakers have left the country over the recent recess, looking for those elusive facts overseas.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional travel, Nancy Pelosi, Jim McDermott, Tom Harkin, Mike Enzi, Roger Wicker, Kent Conrad, Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss, Mike Rogers, Dutch Ruppersberger, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, In the Loop, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Lithuania, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Qatar, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 04/03/2012

House members meet with Muslim Brotherhood candidate

A congressional delegation traveling in Egypt raised a few eyebrows Monday when it met with Khayrat el-Shater, the Muslim Brotherhood ’s new presidential candidate.

By Al Kamen  |  05:59 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Khayrat el-Shater, Khairat Al-Shater, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Arab Spring, Cairo, House delegation, congressional delegation, House Democracy Partnership, Gerry E. Connolly, David Dreier, Jim McDermott, David Price, Erik Paulsen, Kosovo, Macedonia, thedailynewsegypt.com