A new report says disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was held “in high regard” by some senior White House officials, and some administration officials considered Abramoff’s views when discussing appointments to some positions at the Interior Department. It also says White House records released to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform show that Abramoff and other members of his lobbying team offered expensive meals and event tickets to White House staff.

The proposed report comes from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform led by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. The committee will meet on Thursday to mark up the report, which is not yet final.

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