The House moved forward with new rules on how lawmakers spend taxpayer dollars on auto mileage, air travel, office decoration and more.Continue reading
Travel in the shadows: House reports omit key spending details
For years, the U.S. House of Representatives has published fewer details about how members spent taxpayer dollars than the law specifies.Continue reading
20 House members received more money for mileage than Aaron Schock last year
Some House members have been reimbursed more than $80,000 since 2010 for driving their own car on official business. The practice is legal, though most representatives avoid doing so.Continue reading
GOP dominates list of top House fundraisers in 2013
On the heels of the most expensive campaign in the nation's history, members of the House and the candidates who want to replace them are already raking in cash for the 2014 mid-terms. In the first three months of 2013, they collected a total of $68 million, records just submitted to the Federal Election Commission show.
Most of the biggest fundraisers are party leaders, topped by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, came in third. But Aaron Schock, a three-term Illinois ...
Another delay in ethics probes of Reps. Schock, Owens
Thanks to a parliamentary quirk and a slow start getting organized, the House Ethics Committee will not be releasing information today about the ethics probes into two members of Congress.Continue reading