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Congress Gets Away With Free Foreign Trips (Updated)

Some members of Congress didn't stick around Washington during the cold month of February, but they found better places to be on free trips to foreign lands.  

The big free trips during February included eleven members on the trip to Israel sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation . Another nineteen went to Cartagena, Colombia, with expenses paid by the Aspen Institute, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund . Other members went to Japan, Australia, and Belgium. The trip to Australia for one member and his spouse was worth almost $50,000.  

Alan Grayson Doesn't Go For The Gold

While some are seeking the gold at the Winter Olympics, one Congressman is selling gold and other investments.  

Members of Congress file periodic reports on their financial transactions as required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Here are a few of the recent large transactions.  

House CODELs Cover the Globe