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Politics & Government

LA Congressman admits to vote in anticipation of check from Heritage Foundation

McAllister admits to vote for contribution
LOUISIANA – The Ouachita Citizen -- By Zach Parker -- June 6, 2014

Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana admitted to voting against legislation in the U.S. House, anticipating he would get a political contribution for his vote.

The Congressman from Swartz spoke about the matter as an example of how “money controls Washington” and how work on Capitol Hill is a “steady cycle of voting for fundraising and money instead of voting for what is right.”

McAllister said he voted "no" on legislation related to the Bureau of Land Management though he did not identify the bill. McAllister said a colleague on the House floor told him he would receive a $1,200 contribution from Heritage Foundation if he voted against the bill.

Editor's Note: This story should be filed under P for Pathetic!

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New Ethics Laws Take Effect July 15
New ethics rules are first since 1993..
New Ethics Laws Take Effect July 15

"Let me buy you a cup of coffee" will be words unsaid by lobbyists, aka legislative agents, to individual legislators after July 15. 

Legislative Ethics News has a synopsis of do's and don'ts under the new law.

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