03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Ethics Scandals Making Congressional "January Junket To Warmer Climates" Impossible...

The January junket to warmer climates -- a postholiday tradition of sorts for some members of Congress -- could be headed to the wayside.

An accelerated work schedule set up by the new Democratic leadership has put a halt on many January excursions funded by lobbyists. Given that Democrats are taking over the House and Senate in part because of GOP ethics scandals, some lawmakers are fearful of the voters' wrath anyway if they go on the trips.

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