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BLUMENAUER, EARL, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 33
Total cost of trips - $88,315.37

Average cost per trip - $2,676.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 115 days
Rank of representative - 49 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley, CA

Purpose - Participate in their urbanism conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $595.25
Lodging Cost - $92.50
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $787.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Dates - June 23, 2000 - June 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Participate in their board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $398.00
Lodging Cost - $312.48
Meal Cost - $106.00
Other Cost - $55.00
Total Cost - $871.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boulder County Democratic Party
Dates - April 15, 2000 - April 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boulder, CO

Purpose - Keynote at their annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $537.50
Lodging Cost - $125.16
Meal Cost - $26.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $688.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rail-volution
Dates - October 5, 2000 - October 7, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,421.00
Lodging Cost - $314.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,735.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $280.00
Lodging Cost - $421.80
Meal Cost - $114.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $853.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Planning Association
Dates - April 16, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participate in their annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $563.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $613.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virginia American Planning Association
Dates - March 27, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Norfolk, VA

Purpose - Speak at their conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $295.66
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $310.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Dates - January 14, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Participated in board of directors meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $641.00
Lodging Cost - $553.36
Meal Cost - $218.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,412.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Partners LLC
Dates - January 19, 2001 - January 19, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Moderate the LA mayoral debate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,369.50
Lodging Cost - $135.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,579.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chautauqua Institute
Dates - August 26, 2001 - August 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Keynote speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,311.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $28.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,489.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,333.05
Lodging Cost - $299.33
Meal Cost - $129.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,761.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boston Society of Architects
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $510.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Participate in Board of Directors
Notes -

Travel Cost - $619.50
Lodging Cost - $825.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,719.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participate in 2001 bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rail-volution
Dates - September 11, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speech at Rail-volution national transportation conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - MacArthur Foundation
Dates - October 30, 2003 - October 31, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend meeting on regional governance
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,289.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Dates - February 20, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speak to transit officials in LA
Notes - Other costs are parking

Travel Cost - $512.50
Lodging Cost - $90.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $32.00
Total Cost - $709.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on US Mexico Relations
Notes - Friend Margaret Kirkpatrick accompanied at personal expense

Travel Cost - $572.13
Lodging Cost - $575.00
Meal Cost - $495.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,642.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harry Reid
Dates - February 6, 2003 - February 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Keynote speech
Notes - Reno, NV - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $1,129.50
Lodging Cost - $89.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,219.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Spouse Anne Blumenauer accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,263.20
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,913.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Friend Margaret Kirkpatrick accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - Participate in a conference on the global environment.
Notes - Spouse Margaret Kirkpatrick

Travel Cost - $5,528.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,128.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - child Anne Blumenauer - other costs were ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,233.80
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,708.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute, Johnson Foundation
Dates - February 10, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - To speak at Progressive Mayors - New Cities Project Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Milwaukee, WI - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $709.06
Lodging Cost - $194.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $903.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US - China relations
Notes - Depart: Portland, OR to Shanghai, China (3-26) Return: Beijing, China to Portland, OR (4-3)

Travel Cost - $15,456.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,788.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Rail-volution
Dates - September 19, 2004 - September 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Attend the Rail-Volution conference in LA
Notes - PDX - LAX - DCA Portland, OR - Los Angeles, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $350.00
Total Cost - $810.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Attend the Railroad Leg. Conference in Florida
Notes - Florida - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $847.20
Lodging Cost - $518.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,525.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Public Transportation Assn (APTA)
Dates - October 12, 2004 - October 13, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - To receive an award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $826.10
Lodging Cost - $184.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,045.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Realtors
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Attend the Realtors Legislative forum in Florida
Notes - Portland - Florida

Travel Cost - $679.00
Lodging Cost - $416.26
Meal Cost - $76.64
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,171.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Portland - Istanbul, Turkey - Portland Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,230.30
Lodging Cost - $2,700.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,630.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - May 27, 2005 - May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Annual meeting WTS - Advancing women in Transportation conference speech
Notes - Washington, DC - Phoenix - Portland

Travel Cost - $430.20
Lodging Cost - $195.86
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost - $52.00
Total Cost - $713.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Century Transportation Foundation, Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Dates - July 7, 2005 - July 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - To attend and speak at conference on global warming, energy independence and transportation
Notes - Earl Blumenauer: Portland, OR - Aspen, CO - Washington, DC Margaret Kirkpatrick: Portland, OR - Aspen, CO - Portland, OR Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,213.60
Lodging Cost - $1,395.00
Meal Cost - $109.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,718.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Rail-volution
Dates - September 7, 2005 - September 10, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - To speak and participate in conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Salt Lake City, UT - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $825.40
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $350.00
Total Cost - $1,545.40

Additional family members - No

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