Republicans Finally Found A Campaign Finance Loophole They Want To Close
WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Maryland is going after a campaign finance loophole that has allowed lawmakers to use campaign funds on non-campaign activity — like a family trip to Scotland.
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) introduced a bill last month seeking to prevent lawmakers from using funds from their leadership PACs to pay for personal expenses.
“Public opinion of Congress is already low enough. We should close this loophole so no appearance of impropriety exists.” Harris said in a statement. “By banning the personal use of political committee funds, we can help improve the public trust in Congress.”