POLITICS

Millions In Congressional Travel Costs Unreported

Jun 29, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

Members of Congress routinely fail to report millions of dollars worth of costs that they are racking up on foreign trips, according to Treasury Department reports on the actual price tag of foreign travel.

Over the past 10 years, the cost of Congressional travel abroad has tripled, from about $6.4 million in 2001 to $19.4 million in 2008, dipping to $17.6 million last year, according to annual reports published by the Treasury Department covering the account that the State Department uses to pay travel costs for Members.

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