July 4, 2014

A SMALL VICTORY FOR TRANSPARENCY: Ethics Committee will reverse travel disclosure rule change. “House Ethics Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, Texas Republican, said Thursday the committee plans to reverse its controversial change to disclosure laws requiring lawmakers to report free trips on their public annual disclosure reports. . . . The news agency first reported the scandalous rule change earlier this week, revealing that the committee had made a closed-door decision to delete the requirement that lawmakers report their all-expenses paid travel, without any public announcement of the change.”