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Data App: Frequent Flyers

Search the privately funded trips taken by Texas congressmen and their staffs during the last two years.

Privately funded trips by members of Congress.

Who wants to travel without a map? 

Last week we wrote about members of the Texas congressional delegation and their staffs accepting trips funded by private groups:

The visit was among more than 200 privately funded trips taken by Texas members of Congress and their staffs during the last two years. Groups like the American Israel Education Foundation, which flew Olson to Israel, have spent more than $350,000 on such trips, an analysis of congressional disclosure records shows.

Most members of the Texas delegation took privately funded trips across the country for conventions and fact-finding missions — but also to popular foreign destinations, such as Paris, Istanbul and Valencia, Spain.

Now we've put together a map: With our latest data application, you can explore these trips on your own. Sort by official, location or sponsor. 

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