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LegiStorm is constantly adding new information on the people, places and reports in our database. In the past week, LegiStorm added:

  • 43 new people
  • 62 new organizations
  • 91 new photos
  • 393 job history records for people in our database
  • 155 education records for people in our database
  • 204 contact addresses, emails and URLs (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  • 4 new people through the revolving door
  • 43 new policy reports
  • 49 new trips to our privately funded travel database
  • 3 new personal financial disclosures
  • 47069 new tweets
  • 1146 new press releases
  • 50 new town halls
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Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

by Miami Herald on 08/23/2014

Father doesn’t always know best

by FactCheck.org on 08/22/2014

Editorial: Meetings a chance for Congress to listen

by Omaha World-Herald on 08/21/2014

Midlands lawmakers high on list of top listeners in Congress

by Omaha World-Herald on 08/20/2014

Ic-trips About LegiStorm's Congressional Travel Database

Trips FAQ

LegiStorm's congressional travel database provides details on 38,423 privately financed trips costing $89.8 million taken by members of Congress and their staff since the beginning of 2000.

This information was obtained from the disclosure forms members of Congress and their staff are required to file after taking a privately-funded trip. From these disclosures you can learn:

  • Who has accepted free travel
  • Where they went and the purpose of the trip
  • How much was spent on transportation, lodging, meals and other expenses
  • And what private organization paid for it all

With LegiStorm's congressional travel database you can get even more. Use the View trip details icon to get details about any trip. You'll find records of everyone else who went on the trip, a map detailing where they stayed, a breakdown of how much they spent on transportation versus meals and lodging, a place for you to leave comments and much more.

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