The Chairman of the House Transparency caucus says that's part of the problem.
Now Congress members must disclose all their travel records to the clerks office instead.
The House Ethics Committee says the information is still easily accessible and the change streamlines the process.
The trips in question are financed by private, non-profit groups, usually billed as fact-finding missions.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is speaking out about the change in a statement, asking the house ethics committee to reverse course: "while the committee's aim was to simplify the disclosure process, congress must always move in the direction of more disclosure, not less," she says.
In a statement, the Chief Counsel for the Ethics Committee tells CNN the panel "continues to enforce the requirement that all house members and staff who wish to accept privately sponsored travel must continue to receive prior approval from the ethics committee and to file detailed paperwork about any such trip within 15 days. neither of those requirements has been changed or diluted in any way."
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