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March 10, 2006
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The Senate rejected an amendment that would have restricted congressional travel. The Senate voted Wednesday against an amendment offered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that would have banned travel paid for by lobbyists, but would have allowed trips by educational groups and non-profit institutions. Pro-Israel groups have been working to ensure that the original bill, which remains under debate, does not include a ban on non-profit travel, which would hamper their ability to send lawmakers to Israel. Jewish groups also have said that it’s important to allow lawmakers to visit other international locales, like Sudan, and communities around the United States, to meet with Jewish audiences and see how federal funds are spent.

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