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SMITH, ADAM, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $39,216.62

Average cost per trip - $4,902.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 166 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - ASPI Group, Seattle Pacific Trading Co
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China - Shenzhen, China - Taipei, China

Purpose - learn about trade and economic development in China
Notes - accompanied by spouse Sara Smith.

Travel Cost - $7,657.92
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $9,887.92

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - accompanied by spouse Sara Smith.

Travel Cost - $1,104.38
Lodging Cost - $1,658.40
Meal Cost - $177.70
Other Cost - $153.48
Total Cost - $3,093.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Columbia Research Group
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - meet n' greet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $240.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $690.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute, DLC
Dates - December 2, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Examine the values and principles of good leadership and apply them to specific real world challenges America is facing in the New Economy.
Notes - Seattle - Aspen / Aspen - Seattle

Travel Cost - $1,004.20
Lodging Cost - $411.00
Meal Cost - $898.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,313.20

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Washington, DC - Lausanne, Switzerland - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $5,507.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,307.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - March 28, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Bangkok, Thailand - Nagoya, Japan

Purpose - Congressional trade and development study tour. The Trade and Poverty forum mobilizes political will and economic resources in the global fight against poverty.
Notes - Seattle, WA - Bangkok, Thailand - Tokyo, Japan - Nagoya, Japan - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $7,915.00
Lodging Cost - $1,540.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,205.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Partnerships
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Honduras

Purpose - Examine the solutions to global poverty such as micocredit and to discuss the possible impact of CAFTA with people in Central America
Notes - Seattle, WA - Honduras - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $1,113.00
Lodging Cost - $386.00
Meal Cost - $116.00
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $1,713.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Opportunity to bring together public officials, scholars, and representatives from the private sector for an informal discussion of pressing issues facing the United States
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $484.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $456.66
Other Cost - $21.00
Total Cost - $2,006.34

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

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  • 10.14.14

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