We got a tidal wave of enthusiastic support of our post on taxpayer-funded travel by US senators. Many readers asked us to look into taxpayer-funded trips OVERSEAS. You ask, we deliver.
We paid for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC10) to visit Switzerland as part of a “congressional delegation” on January 23. We paid for congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC09) to visit Israel in December 2013 — reportedly under the auspices of his role on the House Committee on Financial Services.
We paid for US Rep. George Holding (R-NC13) to visit India in December — reportedly as part of his role on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
In 2011, we paid for US Senator Kay Hagan (D) to visit The Dominican Republic as part of a “congressional delegation.” That same year, we paid for US Senator Richard Burr to visit — as part of a “congressional delegation” — Kuwait, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the UK.