Feeding at the Trough: Sensenbrenner, Obey & Others

Bill Christofferson summarizes Wisconsin members of Congress who had their travel expenses paid for by private corporations & non-profits:

  • Jim Sensenbrenner: 19 trips; 168K
  • David Obey: 13 trips; 73K
  • Paul Ryan: 6 trips: 25K
  • Tammy Baldwin; 12 trips: 29K

Hard to see how any of this benefits Wisconsinites. Sensenbrenner’s trips were paid for by many special interests, including the Hollywood Lobbyists (Sensenbrenner’s committee has jurisdiction on copyright issues).