Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Family Affair Report Details Nepotism in Congress

It's good to be a member of the permanent political class in Washington, D.C.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a scathing report today detailing pervasive nepotism in Congress.

The investigation by the non-partisan government accountability watchdog group uncovered 248 members meriting inclusion in the in-depth compilation, which covers the 2008 and 2010 election cycles.

Among CREW’s key findings:
   * 82 members (40 Democrats and 42 Republicans) paid family members through their congressional offices, campaign committees and political action committees (PACs);
   * 44 members (20 Democrats and 24 Republicans) have family members who lobby or are employed in government affairs;
   * 90 members (42 Democrats and 48 Republicans) have paid a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit;
   * 20 members (13 Democrats and 7 Republicans) used their campaign money to contribute to a family member’s political campaign;
   * 14 members (6 Democrats and 8 Republicans) charged interest on personal loans they made to their own campaigns;
   *  38 members (24 Democrats and 14 Republicans) earmarked to a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit.
You can download the complete report at the link below:

Family Affair Report Details Nepotism in Congress | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

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