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MATSUI, ROBERT, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $37,055.00

Average cost per trip - $7,411.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 173 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russian relations in Prague, Czech Republic
Notes - Took wife Doris Matsui

Travel Cost - $3,397.40
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,922.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of US National security and the global environment
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Doris Matsui. Other expenses are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,986.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,466.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia Relations
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Doris Matsui. Other expenses are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,089.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,589.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (11 days)
Location(s) - Shanghai, China - Nanjing, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - spouse Doris Matsui accompanied. Other expenses include ground transportation within China.

Travel Cost - $10,679.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $15,479.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Japanese American Citizens League
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA - Burbank, CA

Purpose - Gala dinner salute to the Japanese American National Leaders
Notes - Spouse Doris Matsui accompanied

Travel Cost - $205.00
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $108.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $598.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

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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    UnRetirement

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