The U.S. Senate passed a measure last week that bans most lobbyist-paid travel for lawmakers, but provides allowances for travel to meetings and conventions. The bill will become law once it’s approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, which is expected. According to the legislation, which is part of the larger ethics and lobbying reform bills, lobbyists and private groups can pay for Senators to attend meetings if the trip is first approved by a Senate ethics committee. To be approved ...

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