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MORAN, JAMES P JR, Democratic Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $43,531.49

Average cost per trip - $2,418.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 68 days
Rank of representative - 150 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - DLC - National Conversation
Notes - Took children Mary Elise, Patrick, Dorothy, and Grayson

Travel Cost - $9.00
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $444.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Attend conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $225.00
Lodging Cost - $82.00
Meal Cost - $84.00
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 23, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,344.00
Lodging Cost - $602.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,946.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Spring retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $280.00
Lodging Cost - $396.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $856.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American International Group
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Progressive Policy Institute
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Santiago, Chile

Purpose - Conference "Progressive Politics in the Americas"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,000.00
Lodging Cost - $615.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,615.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 31, 2001 - April 3, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - DLC conference
Notes - son Patrick accompanied

Travel Cost - $375.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Techissues.net, Key3media
Dates - April 1, 2001 - April 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaker at a technology public policy privacy panel.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,814.00
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $44.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,083.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - to discuss the future of NATO
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - DLC conference
Notes - other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $982.00
Lodging Cost - $674.00
Meal Cost - $226.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $2,052.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Annual Privacy Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - February 17, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Middle East

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - other costs are for exit visas

Travel Cost - $6,445.19
Lodging Cost - $1,302.15
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $30.75
Total Cost - $7,878.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - annual spring meeting to discuss trade, security and internet issues and US - EU partnership in current administration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,435.00
Lodging Cost - $572.00
Meal Cost - $292.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,299.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Children Patrick and Dorothy accompanied. They shared a room. Lodging costs include Rep. Moran's meals. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $378.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $580.00
Other Cost - $140.00
Total Cost - $1,758.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - February 7, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - meeting to discuss "the future of public service."
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.50
Lodging Cost - $178.81
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $609.31

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - educational
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $552.20
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $244.25
Other Cost - $45.34
Total Cost - $1,670.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 16, 2002 - February 20, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - inaugural visit by Turkish Caucus
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,049.50
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $84.00
Other Cost - $72.00
Total Cost - $4,565.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Is., FL - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

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The Lost Children of Katrina

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    UnRetirement

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