"House GOP’s retreat funded by lobbyists."
This weekend, House Republicans are gathering at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia to have a conversation about cutting earmarks. As GOP members gather to talk about how to cut ties with lobbyist money, Ben Pershing notes that their weekend retreat is being partly funded by lobbyists:
As Bush stood in the banquet room addressing the assembled lawmakers, projected onto a giant screen next to him were the words “Congressional Institute.” [..]
The group is run by a high-powered board of Republican lobbyists, all of whom presumably value the entr©e into Congressional affairs the institute provides.