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During their August recess, many Congress members headed home to campaign, but some lawmakers and staffers—129, according to the latest available reports—came back from the month-long break after traveling to places as far afield as South Africa and Turkey, thanks to trips sponsored by private organizations.
Such travel is reported to the clerk of the House and to the Office of Public Records in the Senate. Here are the 10 most popular travel destinations for 2010, ranked by total cost of private trips provided. The data, compiled by Legistorm, runs through mid-September.
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