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DUNN, JENNIFER, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $24,957.33

Average cost per trip - $3,119.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 261 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 26, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participation in World Economic Forum's annual meeting
Notes - Lodging expenses include breakfast

Travel Cost - $6,256.85
Lodging Cost - $1,058.68
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,490.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Coalition
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $256.86
Meal Cost - $101.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $358.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ernst & Young LLP
Dates - April 2, 2001 - April 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Address Ernst & Young executives and attend the Catalyst Dinner
Notes - Other cost is for car service. All receipts were photocopied and attached.

Travel Cost - $260.90
Lodging Cost - $337.09
Meal Cost - $44.00
Other Cost - $251.63
Total Cost - $893.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speech to executive conference
Notes - Children Reagan Dunn and Stacey Morton accompanied. No transport cost - member drove herself. Meal cost is for executive dinner and room service.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $813.55
Meal Cost - $166.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - Participation in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
Notes - Says $150 in meals cost box but adds that "meals were $30, she attended three".

Travel Cost - $5,944.00
Lodging Cost - $1,067.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,161.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Conference in London, England
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,706.79
Lodging Cost - $974.09
Meal Cost - $590.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,271.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,802.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - Educational
Notes - No cost listed

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

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In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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