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JOHN, CHRIS, Democratic Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $40,745.91

Average cost per trip - $2,910.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 161 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Dates - November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speech and participation in Annual leadership retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $1,081.00
Lodging Cost - $1,081.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,962.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $735.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Indigo Institute
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speaker-policy conference
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $4,977.00
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,597.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Hyde Park Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $385.00
Lodging Cost - $82.00
Meal Cost - $84.00
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $564.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Ag Committee retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $390.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beer Institute
Dates - November 20, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaker and participant at membership meeting
Notes - spouse-Payton John, photocopied page; meal expenses included in lodging. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 2001 Spring Retreat
Notes - Spouse Payton John, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $209.50
Lodging Cost - $1,010.00
Meal Cost - $680.00
Other Cost - $302.00
Total Cost - $2,201.50

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose -
Notes - Spouse Payton John, meals incl with lodging

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

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Payton John. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $552.50
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $488.50
Other Cost - $165.41
Total Cost - $2,035.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,023.50
Lodging Cost - $1,300.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,723.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cabin Bluff, GA

Purpose - Address Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $1,191.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,857.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Payton John accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,710.96
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,854.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Traveled route of I-49
Notes - I-49 International Coalition, not I-94 - assume this is an error.

Travel Cost - $950.05
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,245.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Democratic Leadership Council Retreat
Notes - Spouse Payton John accompanied

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $456.48
Other Cost - $110.28
Total Cost - $1,993.60

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.