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In rummaging around Representative Vicky Hartzler’s (r) congressional website I happened upon a section on personal financial disclosure:

Financial disclosure statements for Representatives are available on the Internet on or about June 15 of the year they are filed. I took office on January 5, 2011. My first financial disclosure statement will be filed with the Clerk of the House on May 15, 2011, and will be available on the Internet through the Clerk’s Financial Disclosure Reports Database…

We’ll be looking forward to perusing that personal financial disclosure sometime around June 15th. Meanwhile, there are other interesting documents available from the Clerk of the House.

In this instance, a packet of disclosure forms concerning Representative Hartzler’s (r) trip [pdf] to California from January 27 through 29, 2011 (twenty-two days after taking office) for a Heritage Foundation conservative love fest. From Representative Hartzler’s (r) disclosure:

…Briefings on Congressional authority, federalism, regulation, welfare reform, entitlement reform, cutting spending, & national security challenges were attended. Also, the Reagan Library was toured and guest speakers…were heard…

Also, too.

…The Heritage Foundation is organizing all aspects of this conference. This is an educational conference with the purpose of discussing policy issues…

…Participation in this trip will give me background information and helpful policy materials important for conducting legislative business…

Maybe, like, you know, a Bill of Attainder?

There was this item in the attached program:

Really? It must be nice work if you can get it.

So, the question for Representative Hartzler is, does she think that Andrew Breitbart’s well-documented propensity for posting misleading videos qualifies him to be an expert on being a “great communicator”? Just asking. Especially since the latest hack job maligned instructors at two Missouri university campuses:

Everything You Need To Know About UMSL, UMKC Fake Video Debacle In One Easy Sitting

By Chad Garrison, Wed., May 18 2011 @ 11:39AM

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, had University of Missouri – Kansas City professor Judy Ancel on her show yesterday.

As you likely know by now, Ancel and Don Giljum, a professor at University of Missouri – St. Louis, were targeted last month in a highly edited video appearing on the website of right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart….

And what does this tell us about the quality of the content for the entire event if they let in any old hack as a presenter? Just asking.

Head smack. I was going to make a crack about John Yoo. It turns out he was a presenter [pdf] (at breakfast on January 29, 2011), too.

Who else attended from the Missouri Congressional delegation? Listed on the program: Todd Akin, Sam Graves, Billy Long, and Blaine Luetkemeyer.