An Educational Trip
In 2000, an Indian tribe and a gambling services company sent $50,000 in checks to a Washington think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research, covering most of the cost of an educational trip to Britain taken by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), according to a person involved in arranging DeLay's travel. Two months later, DeLay voted against a bill opposed by gambling interests. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff arranged for the donations to the think tank and went along on the journey, according to the source.
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