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Backing the ethics rules, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert cited the need ‘‘to regain the trust of the American people.’’

GOP backs new curbs on lobbyists' influence

Scandal prompts bid to crack down

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / January 18, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Rushing to blunt the effects of a burgeoning influence-peddling scandal, Capitol Hill Republicans yesterday endorsed new ethics rules for lawmakers, including bans on all privately funded travel, tighter limits on gifts, and more restrictions on former senators and House members who leave office and become lobbyists. (Full article: 1175 words)

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