Ryan hasn’t traveled much during his tenure. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Speaker D. Paul Ryan should suspend privately funded foreign travel by House members and staff, watchdog organizations said Thursday in a two-page letter that asks the Wisconsin Republican to launch a formal task force to review travel rules.
“The amount of privately-sponsored travel, once slashed by [the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act] to one-third its previous levels, is again rising near to the level of the Jack Abramoff travel junket era,” the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Public Citizen and others warned. Full story