LIKE SHIPS IN THE NIGHT

One would have thought there was brouhaha enough over reports earlier this year that Bud Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, spent nights at the home of lobbyist Ann Eppard. Or that Eppard, a former top staff member for Shuster, still heads up the Pennsylvania Congressman's fund raising. Now there is a new flap. It seems Eppard worked with a lobbyist who represents Carnival Cruise Lines and its trade group to get Shuster's support for a "technical amendment" to the Coast Guard reauthorization bill. Tacked on at the last minute by a member of Shuster's committee, the amendment...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!