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House Majority Leader Dick Armey told a Capitol news conference today that when the House votes on lobbying reform in the next few weeks, the Senate-passed rules might be weakened to allow lawmakers to go on charity golf, tennis and ski trips. "This is a much-loved perk, and Armey may be floating this idea to see what the response would be," comments TIME's Jeff Birnbaum. In addition to banning charity trips, the Senate bill forbids accepting gifts worth more than $50 and more than $100 worth of gifts from any single source in one year. Armey said a newly-formed House committee will use the Senate rule as a starting point to develop its recommendations.