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NAPOLITANO, GRACE, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 32
Total cost of trips - $28,991.06

Average cost per trip - $905.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 96 days
Rank of representative - 223 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Moab, UT

Purpose - Attend policy announcement and discussion with Secretary of Engergy Richardson and Rep. Chris Cannon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $124.50
Lodging Cost - $83.21
Meal Cost - $38.61
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $246.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Glaxo-SmithKline, Home Products, Citye, Humana, WebMD, Society for Women's Health Research
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participate in women's health program and meet with health care leaders to discuss issues in identifying needs and strategies
Notes -

Travel Cost - $193.00
Lodging Cost - $248.60
Meal Cost - $133.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Briefing from U.S. mission to UN, visit to secretariat
Notes - Took husband Frank Napoliteano

Travel Cost - $75.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $513.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meet with NYSE officials and regulators and visit Merrill Lynch equities and trading floor
Notes - Took husband Frank Napolitano

Travel Cost - $395.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $154.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $731.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, CitiGroup
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Tour New York Stock Exchange and meet with Wall Street firm regarding Hispanic initiatives
Notes - NYSE paid for airfare - Citigroup paid for lodging and meals

Travel Cost - $320.10
Lodging Cost - $336.09
Meal Cost - $61.61
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - November 11, 2000 - November 26, 2000 (16 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Attending seminar, education visit
Notes - No location listed

Travel Cost - $2,400.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $3,770.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 19, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - CHCI board member retreat and meeting
Notes - Took husband Frank Napolitano

Travel Cost - $1,427.48
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $391.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,538.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Planning and organization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.00
Lodging Cost - $354.00
Meal Cost - $49.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $722.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - December 14, 2001 - December 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - Speech on water contamination
Notes - No location indicated, accompanied by spouse Frank Napolitano. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $348.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $398.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Panelist at trade conference
Notes - No location indicated

Travel Cost - $559.00
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $889.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Meet with President Vicente Fox of Mexico to discuss issues important to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Notes - No location indicated

Travel Cost - $738.69
Lodging Cost - $509.85
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,488.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - trip focused on gaming and hospitality industries, nuclear waste disposal.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $875.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,335.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motors Minority Dealers Association
Dates - February 21, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Acceptance of Jesse L. Jackson Award at For Motor Minority Dealers conference and dinner.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,371.00
Lodging Cost - $492.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,863.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Second Latino Credit Union Conference
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $142.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $142.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Silicon Valley, CA

Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus visit to foster better relations with the high-tech industry and minorities.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $416.50
Lodging Cost - $517.19
Meal Cost - $255.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,188.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Fact-finding operated by Sony Music
Notes - filed May 18, 2004

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $450.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - May 26, 2003 - May 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - May 27 briefing and flyover inspection of Northern CA water facilities, boat tour/inspection of Mokelumne River, dinner with CA water stakeholders - although MWD is a state-chartered agency, the form is submitted in case questions arise regarding disclosu

Travel Cost - $209.00
Lodging Cost - $327.80
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $611.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding operated by the Public Governance Institute
Notes - filed May 18, 2004

Travel Cost - $44.43
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $802.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 20, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Board of directors meeting
Notes - filed July 7, 2003

Travel Cost - $432.80
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,706.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Environmental Water Caucus
Dates - May 28, 2003 - May 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Thornton, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - one-hour lecture/overview of CA bay-delta ecosystem/water issues - flight over CA bay-delta followed by lunch and transportation to Sacramento, CA airport - Entire tour 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - other expenses flight over bay-delta (information purpose)

Travel Cost - $30.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $7.00
Other Cost - $105.00
Total Cost - $142.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - All Kinds of Minds
Dates - March 14, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $355.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Ford Motor Minority Dealers
Dates - May 26, 2004 - May 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - roundtable meeting and speaking engagement on small business issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $328.90
Lodging Cost - $215.99
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $579.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Business Council Inc
Dates - September 26, 2004 - September 29, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV - Lake Tahoe, NV

Purpose - Keynote speech and fact finding representing the Small Business committee
Notes - DC Reagan National - Reno/Lake Tahoe NV - Reagan National

Travel Cost - $422.12
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $810.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
Dates - August 25, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - To represent the Mental Health Caucus and speak to the National Health Care forum
Notes - Norwalk, CA - La Jolla, CA - Norwalk, CA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $193.80
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $443.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Council of La Raza
Dates - June 28, 2004 - June 29, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - As a panelist provided updates on legislative work on behalf of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus
Notes - Ontario, CA - Phoenix, AZ - Ontario, CA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $151.29
Meal Cost - $26.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $177.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Latina Style
Dates - March 17, 2005 - March 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Attended Business Series and delivered address on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as Chairwoman
Notes - Reagan, DC - Denver, CO - LAX, CA (Washington, DC - Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA)

Travel Cost - $957.20
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Assn of Hispanic Publications Foundation
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Attended the luncheon on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as chairwoman. Delivered Keynote address.
Notes - Union Station, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Union Station, DC

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $170.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attended Council Meeting regarding Labor issues on behalf of the Hispanic Caucus as Chairwoman
Notes - Dulles, DC - Nevada, Las Vegas - Long Beach, CA Travel date entered as 2/28/05 - 2/29/05 Yet this was not leap year so no 2/29/05

Travel Cost - $659.60
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Dates - March 30, 2005 - March 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Representing CHCI as Chairwoman and leading housing workshops for CHCI
Notes - McAllen, TX - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $329.40
Lodging Cost - $134.70
Meal Cost - $6.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $470.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Assn of Latin Elected Officials (GALED)
Dates - May 22, 2005 - May 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Keynote speech to provide initiatives for Georgia's Hispanic Community as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Notes - Los Angeles - Atlanta, GA - DC GALED using Delta Air as a sponsor for their event GALED'S cost for the airfare is $14.00

Travel Cost - $14.00
Lodging Cost - $90.85
Meal Cost - $13.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $117.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AARP, Wellpoint, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $754.45
Lodging Cost - $229.65
Meal Cost - $223.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,207.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Nielsen Media Research
Dates - October 3, 2005 - October 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute panel discussion regarding programs with the University of NY system including 11 colleges and 6 community colleges. The Congresswoman represented the CHCI as Chair.
Notes - Union Station DC - Penn Station NY - Union Station DC

Travel Cost - $294.00
Lodging Cost - $390.20
Meal Cost - $95.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $779.20

Additional family members - No

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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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