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DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $28,071.26

Average cost per trip - $4,010.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 231 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - 2-day policy retreat
Notes - Additional costs for pen set

Travel Cost - $383.15
Lodging Cost - $81.59
Meal Cost - $93.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $571.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel

Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,232.37
Lodging Cost - $1,038.45
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,270.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - December 10, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Syria - Lebanon - Egypt - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Israel

Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes - Other costs are for rental of international cell and cell chargers

Travel Cost - $8,106.37
Lodging Cost - $1,790.91
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $384.07
Total Cost - $10,281.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - February 27, 2003 - March 4, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $890.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,640.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Educational trip to discuss and debate policy issues before the 108th Congress
Notes - Peggy Davis, spouse-William Davis, child-He notes my children accompanied me on this trip at my personal expense-I assume lodging is combined because spouse lodging left blank - other expense is DLC Gift bag

Travel Cost - $526.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $394.16
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,994.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington and Lee University
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, VA

Purpose - Washington & Lee mock convention
Notes - Other cost is driving service

Travel Cost - $852.40
Lodging Cost - $75.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $165.60
Total Cost - $1,343.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 12, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - fact finding trip to see first hand Starbucks Corp and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Notes - Other cost is instate bus transportation-signed 01/10/2004

Travel Cost - $2,054.00
Lodging Cost - $226.16
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $240.00
Total Cost - $2,970.16

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

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    Making it stick

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  • 10.14.14

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  • 10.01.14

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