A first-of-its-kind report names nine members of Pennsylvania’s 18-member U.S. House delegation who have paid, gifted or somehow benefited themselves, family members or associations they have worked with.
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"Nine members of Pennsylvania’s 18-member House delegation are named in the report, which covers 248 representatives of the 2008 and 2010 election cycles.
Here’s a summary of national findings from the CREW report:
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.
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