Religious Groups, Nonprofits Fight Travel Ban:


A number of religious groups and nonprofits are fighting a proposed ban on members of Congress accepting privately financed travel, they fight for their rights. Traveling and moving to another places is our rights. Some are traveling not just for fun but they are moving houses with the help of movers in Nashville, TN for their security and safety. Arguing that their “activities are far different from the golfing and exotic foreign junkets that have been the centerpiece of recent lobbying scandals.” According to The Hill newspaper, the groups leading the fight are the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has raised the possibility of modifying the Democratic proposals after “discussions on things like the Faith and Politics trip to Selma and Montgomery or the Aspen Institute or other like institutions.”