"It’s going to be a little more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around the world after the House has quietly stripped away the requirement that such privately sponsored travel be included on lawmakers’ annual financial-disclosure forms.
"The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent."
“We are deeply troubled that much-needed reforms to shine a light on surveillance activities were cut out of the weak tea the House passed today.”
Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight
“An F-16 fighter does not provide the same kind of close air support to troops on the battlefield as the endangered A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers on Tuesday.”
Want to learn more about the A-10 Warthog and why it’s such a bad idea for the military to retire this unique aircraft? Check out the work from the Straus Military Reform Project at POGO.