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LEE, BARBARA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 45
Total cost of trips - $110,803.56

Average cost per trip - $2,462.30
Total number of days spent traveling - 161 days
Rank of representative - 29 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - United for a Fair Economy
Dates - April 8, 2000 - April 9, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $193.00
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $463.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Phyto-Riker Hopkins Lawrence and Baily, JMA Construction, Fannie Mae, Traco Investigations
Dates - August 5, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (13 days)
Location(s) - Ghana

Purpose - trade mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,900.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - open the first us/Cuba health trade fair
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,591.88
Lodging Cost - $630.00
Meal Cost - $282.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,503.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Panetta Institute
Dates - June 10, 2000 - June 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - accepted award for Sen. Moynihan and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $825.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Educational - Trade policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $468.25
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $918.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding tour with information technology expert
Notes -

Travel Cost - $506.00
Lodging Cost - $204.70
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $960.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Communications Workers of America - AFL-CIO
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,688.60
Lodging Cost - $137.09
Meal Cost - $32.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,857.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Italian American Foundation
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Calabria, Italy

Purpose - Exchange of political and legislative ideas between Italian officials and members of Congress
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $821.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,871.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AT&T
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Technology fact-finding tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,203.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,867.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Population Action International
Dates - August 25, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - South Africa

Purpose - Fact-finding trip, examining the effect of the global gag rule on international family planning
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,013.09
Lodging Cost - $365.05
Meal Cost - $56.48
Other Cost - $45.50
Total Cost - $5,480.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Black Social Workers
Dates - April 5, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM - Boston, MA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $164.50
Lodging Cost - $102.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $346.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice brain trusts
Notes - meals provided at public events.

Travel Cost - $526.50
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $696.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Society of American Law Teachers
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $745.50
Lodging Cost - $181.08
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $976.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tavis Smiley Foundation
Dates - February 22, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - panelist/speaker for forum on Black America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,707.00
Lodging Cost - $268.80
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,035.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Loretto Community - Sisters of Loretto
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - to deliver keynote address at Loretto Assembly
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $455.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leadership Family
Dates - November 7, 2002 - November 10, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - Educational discussion at African-American leadership seminar
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost - $540.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,165.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bennett College
Dates - October 10, 2003 - October 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - Deliver speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $721.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $721.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Haverford College
Dates - November 10, 2002 - November 10, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Haverford, PA

Purpose - Speaking engagement Haverford College
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.50
Lodging Cost - $150.12
Meal Cost - $65.45
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $759.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Urbanists International, Center for International Policy
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $585.00
Meal Cost - $345.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,380.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Glamour
Dates - October 27, 2002 - October 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Glamour "Women of the Year" awards presentation to constituent
Notes - Mother Mildred Massey accompanied. Other costs are for phone calls

Travel Cost - $9,106.31
Lodging Cost - $705.16
Meal Cost - $76.94
Other Cost - $24.06
Total Cost - $9,912.47

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,047.18
Lodging Cost - $569.70
Meal Cost - $383.86
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,000.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Organization of Legal Service Workers, International Union UAW, local 2320, AFL-CIO
Dates - January 14, 2003 - January 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech to National Organization of Legal Service Workers
Notes -

Travel Cost - $247.00
Lodging Cost - $32.70
Meal Cost - $41.44
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $321.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Houston Peace and Justice Center
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speech
Notes - transportation cost is entered as ' $2,4557.50'.

Travel Cost - $2,457.50
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,546.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Martin Luther King March Jr. Committee at Ebenezer Baptist
Dates - January 19, 2003 - January 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Martin Luther King speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Notes -

Travel Cost - $858.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $858.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, Boston MA
Dates - January 24, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Janet Rankin Lecture on world peace delivered by U. S. Congresswoman Lee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,605.50
Lodging Cost - $447.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,053.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Selma, AL

Purpose - Participate in Civil Rights pilgrimage
Notes - Other costs are for entry fees

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $433.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Christians for Justice Action of United Church of Christ
Dates - July 13, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - Deliver speech
Notes - Other cost is for taxi

Travel Cost - $1,349.50
Lodging Cost - $154.15
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $1,541.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - DC - New York, NY - DC

Travel Cost - $341.00
Lodging Cost - $358.39
Meal Cost - $25.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $724.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Dc - Cairo, Egypt - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $9,336.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,563.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Selma, AL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - DC - Selma, AL - DC

Travel Cost - $425.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $425.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meetings at the United Nations
Notes - DC - NY, NY - Phoenix, AZ

Travel Cost - $911.70
Lodging Cost - $208.00
Meal Cost - $100.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,220.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Dates - November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - Conference participant at the Transatlantic conference of 2004
Notes - Washington, DC - Heathrow, UK - Cape Town, SA / Cape Town, SA - Heathrow, UK - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,020.00
Lodging Cost - $879.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,999.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - India

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - San Francisco - India - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $8,307.49
Lodging Cost - $1,330.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,637.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Interreligious Foundation for Community Organizations, Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Met with government officials, visited constituents at the Latin American Medical School
Notes - Washington, DC - Charlotte, NC - Cancun, Mexico - Havana, Cuba - Cancun, Mexico - Charlotte, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $911.73
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $79.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nevada Women United
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Delivered speech at Women's Summit Forum
Notes - Oakland, CA - Las Vegas, NV - Oakland, CA

Travel Cost - $266.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $266.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York City Black Radical Congress
Dates - April 4, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Deliver speech
Notes - LA, CA - NYC

Travel Cost - $1,630.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boston Women's Fund
Dates - April 30, 2004 - May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Deliver a speech
Notes - DC - Boston - San Francisco

Travel Cost - $1,011.70
Lodging Cost - $200.90
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,332.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rainbow Push Coalition
Dates - June 27, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Deliver speech
Notes - DC - Chicago - Oakland

Travel Cost - $3,014.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,014.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Population Action Int'l
Dates - July 9, 2004 - July 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bangkok, Thailand

Purpose - Attend World HIV/AIDS conference
Notes - DC - Bangkok, Thailand - DC

Travel Cost - $5,544.00
Lodging Cost - $305.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,499.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monterey Peninsula NAACP
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Deliver speech
Notes - Oakland, CA - Monterey, CA - Oakland, CA

Travel Cost - $139.00
Lodging Cost - $296.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $435.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of People With Aids
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Burbank, CA

Purpose - Receive and award and deliver speech
Notes - Oakland, CA - Burbank, CA

Travel Cost - $115.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $115.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Greenwood, MI

Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum
Notes - Jackson, MI - Greenwood, MI

Travel Cost - $25.53
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $14.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - September 12, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Visit to New York Stock Exchange and meetings with NYSE officials re: financial services issues
Notes - New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $432.90
Lodging Cost - $433.19
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $891.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - West Indian American Day Carnival Assn Inc
Dates - September 4, 2005 - September 5, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Deliver speech and accept award
Notes - Jacksonville, FL - NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $870.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,140.00

Additional family members - No

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