Reacting to recent lobbying scandals, Congress is considering a wide range of reforms, including a proposal that would ban all privately funded congressional travel. In response, the American Society of Association Executives on January 24 sent a letter to Congress asking that privately funded congressional travel to meetings, conventions, and trade shows not be banned. In the letter, John H. Graham, CAE, ASAE president and CEO, said: “Congress must create a distinction between unnecessary ...

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