The Chamber of the Texas House of Representatives is filled with lawmakers and spectators as the 81st session of the Texas Legislature begins Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

Campaign Funding Often Lines Pockets Of Representatives’ Family Members

(MintPress) – A new study by government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility in Ethics in Washington (CREW) concluded that 248 of the 435 total members of the United States House of Representatives used their position to enrich themselves or family members. The questionable ethics lapses detail events where campaign money was used to cover personal expenses […]