Maybe U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks should change the name of his fund-raising committee from Build America to Travel America.
A Daily News investigation found the Queens Democrat often uses his political action committee to spend thousands of dollars on cross-country jaunts, including multiple trips to Las Vegas, and tickets to the Super Bowl.
Incredibly, he even skipped the Dec. 5 congressional hearing on the auto industry bailout and jetted off to Las Vegas for a weekend at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Strip.
That's where The News found him checking in at the start of what he ultimately admitted was a two-day fund-raiser for Build America.
Earlier in the day, an aide said Meeks couldn't attend the hearing because there were "issues he had to take care of in New York." The aide said nothing about Las Vegas.
Meeks - who represents some of the poorest sections of south Queens - still travels extensively even after being criticized and fined for mixing business and pleasure while spending campaign and taxpayer dollars.
Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks ducks D.C. bailout talks to hit Vegas
Maybe he met Rangel there. His constituents are not happy.