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Corporate Flights By Members Of Congress


WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, May 29) -- Is it just another form of lobbying? Here's a sample of corporate flights by members of Congress, listing the company and passengers:

-- R.J. Reynolds: House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas; Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss.

-- Coastal States Management Corp.: DeLay.

-- Eli Lilly & Co.: House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.; Rep. Tom Bliley, R-Va., chairman of the House Commerce Committee; Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., chairman of the Republican Policy Committee; DeLay; Rep. Bill Goodling, R-Pa., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee; Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif.; Rep. Bill Paxon, R-N.Y., past chairman of the House Republican campaign organization; Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr., R-Fla.

-- The Sun Co.: DeLay.

-- AFLAC: House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, R-Mo.; House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas; Assistant Senate Majority Leader Don Nickles, R-Okla.

-- Coastal Corp.: Gephardt.

-- GTech: Gephardt, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

-- Hospital Investors Management: Gephardt.

-- Pfizer: Paxon, Gingrich, Rep. Susan Molinari, R-N.Y.

-- Federal Express: Armey, Lott, Kennedy.

-- Valhi Inc.: Armey.

-- Cracker Barrel: Armey, Lott.

-- Philip Morris: Armey, Lott.

-- Clear Channel Communications: Lott.

-- Union Pacific: Lott.

-- Union Pacific Resources: Lott.

-- American Home Products: Lott, former Sen. Bob Dole, Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas.

-- Roy Anderson Corp.: Lott.

-- Glaxo Wellcome: Lott.

-- Integrated Health Services: Nickles.

-- Circuit City: Gingrich.

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