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Meeks Pushed for Iran Sanction Exemption After Azerbaijan Junket
NLPC | August 3, 2014 | Peter Flaherty

Posted on 08/03/2014 9:10:02 AM PDT by jazusamo

There’s fallout from the July 27 Houston Chronicle exposé of a trip to Azerbaijan by 10 member of the House that violated House rules. The trip was ostensibly sponsored by nonprofit groups but was actually funded by oil companies BP, Conoco Phillips and SOCAR, the national oil company of Azerbaijan. According to the New York Post today:

Rep. Gregory Meeks pushed to let an Iran-backed natural-gas project dodge US sanctions — after attending an illicit junket paid for by energy companies.

Also from the Post:

“Congressman Meeks went on a 2013 Congressional trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, subsidized in part by corporate interests which lobby Congress — a violation of House rules. Shortly after he returned, Meeks sponsored a resolution wanted by those same corporations,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group.

Rep. Yvette Clarke, another New York member of Congress, was on the trip. She’s on the Ethics Committee.

Related:

Azerbaijan Trip by House Members Broke Rules



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: azerbaijan; ethics; gaza; gregorymeeks; iran; israel; lobbying; meeks; newyork; nlpc; opec; sanctionexemption; texas; yvetteclarke

1 posted on 08/03/2014 9:10:02 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

and a DemocRAT.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 9:13:35 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All

LINK:

http://nlpc.org/stories/2014/08/03/meeks-pushed-iran-sanction-exemption-after-azerbaijan-junket


3 posted on 08/03/2014 9:13:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Nothing to see here, nothing at all, move on, move on.

/s/

IMHO


4 posted on 08/03/2014 9:28:53 AM PDT by ripley
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks jazusamo.
According to the New York Post today: Rep. Gregory Meeks pushed to let an Iran-backed natural-gas project dodge US sanctions... “Congressman Meeks went on a 2013 Congressional trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, subsidized in part by corporate interests which lobby Congress — a violation of House rules. Shortly after he returned, Meeks sponsored a resolution wanted by those same corporations,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group. [Democrat] Rep. Yvette Clarke, another New York member of Congress, was on the trip. She’s on the Ethics Committee.
She's also a dunce who claimed there was still slavery in NY state in 1898; and this isn't Meeks' first go-round with, shall we say, irregularities.
5 posted on 08/03/2014 9:38:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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6 posted on 08/03/2014 9:47:06 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This of course helps to explain why such prominent congresscriminals and senators - many of whom, inexplicably, are Jewish - are still on board opposing true oil independence by the US, even though it means billions to islamic totalitarian states that continue to kill and fund terrorism. Money talks and never so loudly as in the Capitol.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 11:06:35 AM PDT by DPMD
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