We didn’t know where Tom was last November, but we do now. Tom and his wife have traveled the world at the expense of the Ripon Society and the Franklin Center–Prague, London, Berlin, and Paris last November. According to Tom:
Participation in this trip will build relationships and enhance communication between our two countries.
Congressional delegations love to go to Paris, and the French welcome them. If the trips are worthwhile, why is Tom so secretive about his travel, one wonders. The trip for Tom and Jean Reed cost the Ripon Society more than $11,000. Reportedly, lobbyists fund these trips to “gain access” to members of Congress.