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Timeline: How Lobbyists Arranged Rep. Bill Owens’ Trip to Taiwan

Update May 11, 2012: Rep. Bill Owens announces he will reimburse costs for Taiwan trip.

Documents filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, along with a trip disclosure filed at the House Ethics Committee, chart the role of lobbyists at Park Strategies as they arranged a four-day trip by Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., and his wife to Taiwan in December. Congressional ethics rules prohibit members from taking most trips arranged by lobbyists. | Related story: Lobbyists Arranged N.Y. Congressman’s $20,000 Trip To Taiwan.

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Al D'Amato, former senator and founder of Park Strategies
Rep. Bill Owens (N.Y.-23)
John Zagame, vice president at Park Strategies
Sean King, vice president at Park Strategies
Jon Boughtin, senior legislative assistant to Owens