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HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN), Republican Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $20,648.19

Average cost per trip - $2,064.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 297 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University Institute of Politics
Dates - December 14, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Spoke to freshmen congressmen
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $276.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost - $84.50
Total Cost - $381.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Agriculture Committee Planning Session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $20.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 5, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Wilmington, NC

Purpose - Education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $838.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $848.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Prayer and reflection at spiritual retreat.
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Meals included in lodging. Transport includes $49.98 car rental.

Travel Cost - $1,429.18
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,729.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Pheasant hunt. Fundraising for CSF.
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $285.72
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $591.23

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $6,694.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,137.84

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 - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost - $644.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,707.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement for Safari Club International Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,467.00
Lodging Cost - $257.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,774.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hawk's Kay, FL

Purpose - as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's caucus, my presence was required at their annual meeting
Notes - spouse - Barbara Hayes

Travel Cost - $1,057.20
Lodging Cost - $685.74
Meal Cost - $249.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,992.44

Additional family members - Yes

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