Who Paid for the Train Ride for Republican Members of US Congress when it hit a truck & killed one person?
Who Paid for the Train Ride
for Republican Members of US Congress
when it hit a truck & killed one person
January 31, 2018?
Why don’t members of U.S. Congress
discuss policy in the U.S. Congress?
Is it fraud in a fiduciary capacity
for American taxpayers
to have to pay
for heating and lighting
and building maintenance
in the U.S. Congress building
if they are just going to go
somewhere else to discuss policy?
January 31, 2018
while Republican members
of the United States Congress
were on a train
to a POLICY RETREAT in West Virginia,
the train crashed into a
truck and killed a person.
Train Carrying Republican Lawmakers
to Retreat Crashes Into Truck
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/us/gop-retreat-train-crash.html “An Amtrak train carrying
to their annual policy retreat
crashed into a large truck
in rural Virginia on Wednesday
killing one of the truck’s passengers.”
Cris Ericson tweeted:
Why did the GOP members
of U.S. Congress
go on a RETREAT?
TAXPAYERS PAY FOR
ISN’T THAT GOOD ENOUGH
Shame, shame, shame on
YOUR “RETREAT” elitism!
@POTUS @DNC @GOP
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2017/01/lobbyists-donors-gop-retreat/ Influence & Lobbying
Lobbyists and donors get behind
GOP, Democratic retreats
by Niv M. Sultan
January 27, 2017
(ONE YEAR AGO)
…” the retreat, which was intended
to solidify the
Republican party’s game plan
and unite the moving pieces of the
GOP-controlled White House
Senate and House.”
who stopped by the retreat…”
…”The retreat is,
for the most part,
[but not all, so where does the
rest of the money come from?
sponsored by the
a nonprofit group”…
…” the organization has put together
Republican conclaves for decades.”…
…” members of the
board of directors are current
or former lobbyists”…
…”Lobbyists, along with organizations
that engage in lobbying activities,
cannot fund lawmaker travel
(which includes transportation
lodging and meals)
for events lasting longer than one day.
But because the Congressional Institute
does not lobby —
its board members lobby
for other entities
rather than for the institute
— the corporation is allowed to fund retreats”….
…” lobbyists cannot travel with lawmakers
or plan any aspects of the retreat,
they can participate once there.”…