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DOOLEY, CALVIN M, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 32
Total cost of trips - $148,857.76

Average cost per trip - $4,651.81
Total number of days spent traveling - 143 days
Rank of representative - 12 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US Policy toward Cuba
Notes - Accompanied by wife Linda Dooley

Travel Cost - $2,988.60
Lodging Cost - $2,240.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,848.60

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - DLC retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $383.15
Lodging Cost - $81.59
Meal Cost - $83.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $561.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Dates - April 30, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,175.75
Lodging Cost - $291.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,466.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - Speech/conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Linda Dooley

Travel Cost - $2,348.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,438.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy conference
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,908.25
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $715.19
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,541.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Midwinter Executive Conference
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,897.32
Lodging Cost - $1,471.20
Meal Cost - $253.55
Other Cost - $193.92
Total Cost - $3,815.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 25, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $7,246.20
Lodging Cost - $1,277.86
Meal Cost - $941.30
Other Cost - $1,988.00
Total Cost - $11,453.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Spring retreat
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $967.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $872.82
Other Cost - $82.72
Total Cost - $2,932.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 10, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Malaga, Spain

Purpose - Annual spring meeting - participated in sessions
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $6,770.00
Lodging Cost - $858.00
Meal Cost - $438.00
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $8,164.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Radiology Mammography International, Physicians for Peace
Dates - February 6, 2001 - February 17, 2001 (12 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - Improve healthcare delivery for women in Nicaragua, focusing on early detection of breast cancer.
Notes - (form is signed by Linda Dooley, assumed Cal Dooley did not go on trip- assume Managua because other costs are for "Managua airport departure fee".)

Travel Cost - $797.60
Lodging Cost - $385.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,182.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Trade Policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $130.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $130.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Accatel, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, MP3.com, Pegasus, Science Applications Int'l Corp, Association for Competitive Technology, Winstar, XO Communications
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nemocolin, PA

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - Sponsor names not all clearly legible - include one that looks like 'Wensisn'

Travel Cost - $27.27
Lodging Cost - $315.88
Meal Cost - $272.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - participate in bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,304.50
Lodging Cost - $1,339.50
Meal Cost - $943.45
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,632.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - give speech at annual conference
Notes - Transportation cost is for parking.

Travel Cost - $28.00
Lodging Cost - $283.92
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $526.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat, participated in meetings
Notes - spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,104.80
Lodging Cost - $1,658.40
Meal Cost - $240.50
Other Cost - $90.68
Total Cost - $3,094.38

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - annual meeting, participate in meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $384.50
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $88.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 23, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Paris, France

Purpose - International relations and trade discussions
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,818.00
Lodging Cost - $1,635.00
Meal Cost - $820.00
Other Cost - $528.00
Total Cost - $15,801.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-New Zealand Council
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (10 days)
Location(s) - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand - Queenstown, New Zealand

Purpose - To gain better understanding of NZ culture and history
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs are for in country transport ie air shuttles and train fares.

Travel Cost - $15,653.00
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $290.00
Other Cost - $436.00
Total Cost - $17,523.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Education Leadership Foundation
Dates - August 14, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Melbourne, Australia

Purpose - Dialogue - conference
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Further time in Australia at own expense.

Travel Cost - $8,273.18
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,453.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rica
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Costa Rica

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs are for registration fees

Travel Cost - $4,300.00
Lodging Cost - $851.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $950.00
Total Cost - $6,101.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Cuba
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied. Other costs are for interpreter, guide and tips

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $2,140.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - May 2, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - Annual meeting (participates in meetings)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $384.50
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $88.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crop Life America
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Educational - annual board meeting/member participation
Notes - Spouse Linda Dooley accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,047.00
Lodging Cost - $953.70
Meal Cost - $365.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,366.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 24, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Retreat and speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Linda Dooley accompanied - other expenses were $30 per person DLC gift - amendment noted daughter Brooke Dooley accompanied at congressman's expenses

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $2,304.00
Meal Cost - $934.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $4,309.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - Wife Linda Dooley accompanied

Travel Cost - $217.92
Lodging Cost - $3,810.36
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $5,034.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Food Dairy Association
Dates - January 17, 2004 - January 21, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - IDFA Dairy Forum
Notes - Wife Linda Dooley accompanied - flew out the 15th for separate conference - there was a 180 other expense charge but Dooley reimbursed 180 for golf fees

Travel Cost - $1,107.00
Lodging Cost - $1,085.96
Meal Cost - $684.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,876.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute, Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Germany

Purpose - Speaking engagement - discussions of transatlantic policy issues
Notes - Wife Linda Dooley accompanied

Travel Cost - $10,890.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $548.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,238.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Coffee Association of USA, Inc.
Dates - March 4, 2004 - March 5, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dana Point, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $218.69
Meal Cost - $31.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $249.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CCIT, National Foreign Trade Council
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Speaking role at Monterey Trade Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $154.96
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $194.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany

Purpose - 7th annual US-German Roundtable
Notes - Wife Linda Dooley accompanied

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $1,100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Oilseed Processors Association
Dates - February 12, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at conference
Notes - airfare 918.40, ground transportation 75 for total transportation cost

Travel Cost - $993.40
Lodging Cost - $611.24
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,744.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Georgia Dean Rusk Center Intl Comparative & Graduate Legal Studies
Dates - November 16, 2004 - November 16, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Itinerary reads "Please see attached information"

Travel Cost - $295.26
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $295.26

Additional family members - No

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