June 4, 2009

The criminal investigation into the lucrative universe of military defense lobbying is wisely digging deeper into the Capitol Hill trough. After federal investigators subpoenaed his files and staff aides, Representative Peter Visclosky has taken the unusual, but still insufficient, step of surrendering his subcommittee gavel while a defense spending bill is legislated.

Mr. Visclosky, an Indiana Democrat, was a major beneficiary of political donations from the PMA Group, the defense lobbying firm that shut itself down after being raided by federal agents.

Read more: (Editorial, “PMA’s Friends,” The New York Times, 6/04/09)