House Bans Lobbyist Gifts, Business-Sponsored Travel - Yahoo! News
House Bans Lobbyist Gifts, Business-Sponsored Travel - Yahoo! News: "The U.S. House of Representatives, after installing its new Democratic leadership, voted to ban lawmakers from flying on corporate jets and accepting gifts and meals from lobbyists.
The House passed, 430-1, a package of rules aimed at demonstrating Democrats' commitment to cleaning up Congress. Tomorrow, the House will vote on rules designed to end the anonymous sponsorship of pet projects, or earmarks, that have been quietly tucked into spending measures."