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Enumerati

113th Congress Has Taken Most and Most Expensive Junkets Ever

2,844

Number of trips nonprofits have funded for lawmakers during this Congress, “including the most expensive such trip ever funded — a $49,635 trip to Australia for Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and his wife in February. That trip was paid for by Defence Teaming Centre Inc., an Australian defense industry nonprofit,” according to the Washington Post.

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This Do-Nothing Congress Is Junketing Like Mad

$6 million

Amount spent in 2013 by members of Congress and their staff for nearly 1900 trips, breaking the record for the most privately sponsored travel since rules were tightened in 2007. By comparison the previous post-reform high was 2011, when privately financed travel cost $5.8 million for 1600 trips, according to Legistorm.