If the House is America’s, and the foreign country is Israel, then this is a likely event, especially if the trip is funded by a pro-Israel lobby.
From The Washington Post:
…about a fifth of the chamber, are spending a week in Israel this month, courtesy of a foundation set up by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobby. It’s apparently the largest number of lawmakers in the 20 years or so that these trips have been undertaken. They are run every other August in nonelection years.
For a normal employee, these similar invitations are difficult to justify under the relevant bribery acts. But it seems it’s fine if you are a congressman.
Amazing what money can buy, and sometimes, not a lot of it…