Congress returns to Washington
this week. Do you know where your members spent their just-concluded
recess, or what special interests might have picked up the tab? USA Today asked earlier this week.

Disclosure
laws in Australia are more vigorous – and pollies on taxpayer funded
junkets are supposed to submit reports that are publicly available. The
sort of information USA Today was asking for on American lawmakers finds its way into the public domain in Australia. Gradually.

We could speed the process up. Contact details for the 150 Members of our House of Representatives are available here.
Crikey readers might care to email their MP asking about their plans
for the winter recess – but be warned. It began almost three weeks ago.

Peter Fray

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