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Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast.
Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable Saturday.
The article goes on to state the following:
But the weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip.
30 Dems in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown https://t.co/PmiDgbYK8M
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) January 12, 2019
More than 30 Democratic members of Congress — mostly members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus but other House members too — are gathering in Puerto Rico this weekend. https://t.co/1dSSBf5npn
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2019
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