New ethics audit raises questions about Rehberg’s irresponsible decisions

Report summarizes Congressman’s suspicious expenses, lobbyist relationships

BILLINGS, Mont. – Multimillionaire Dennis Rehberg has spent 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, but has never requested an independent ethics review of his office—despite suspicious expenses and revolving-door relationships with lobbyists.

Jon Tester is the only member of Congress to hold himself accountable to high ethics standards by requesting regular and independnt ethics reviews of his office from Montana judges.

To help hold Rehberg accountable to Montanans, Tester’s campaign today released a first-of-its-kind ethics review of Rehberg.

The report confirms Rehberg’s history of irresponsible decisions, including taxpayer-funded reimbursements for Rehberg’s personal helicopter, the revolving door between Rehberg’s office and K Street lobbyists, and his hiding of $25,000 from campaign contributions from registered lobbyists in 2011.

The ethics report of Congressman Dennis Rehberg summarizes five key findings:

1. Rehberg exploited Congressional loopholes to fly his helicopter on the taxpayer dime.

2. Rehberg’s office is a revolving door for K-Street lobbyists.

3. Rehberg engaged in a questionable relationship with at least one associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

4. Rehberg hid $25,000 in campaign contributions from registered lobbyists.

5. Rehberg has spent $320,000 in taxpayer money to promote his political agenda.

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