January 4, 2007: House Bans Lobbyist Gifts, Business-Sponsored Travel (Bloomberg)

  • “The culture of the last Congress came to be defined by aphrase now common to Americans throughout the country: it was aculture of corruption,” said House Rules Committee ChairwomanLouise Slaughter, a New York Democrat. “The American peoplestated loud and clear that they were ready for a new culture totake hold in Washington: a culture of commitment.”