Hatch’s overseas trip isn’t that unusual, Congressional watchdogs say. The price tag is high, but can be explained because Hatch was traveling with an entourage, said Craig Holman, the government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group.

The tab doesn’t include transportation costs, meaning the $11,000 is probably a fraction of what was spent on the Paris portion of the trip.

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