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PAYNE, DONALD M, Democratic Party
New Jersey

Total number of trips - 38
Total cost of trips - $132,748.77

Average cost per trip - $3,493.39
Total number of days spent traveling - 171 days
Rank of representative - 21 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mystic Seaport, CT - Ledyard, CT - Hartford, CT

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Accompanied by Bill Payne - other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $1,910.00
Lodging Cost - $672.00
Meal Cost - $545.36
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $3,239.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 15, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To tour the New York Stock Exchange and the United Nationals. To attend briefings on related issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $132.50
Lodging Cost - $668.52
Meal Cost - $69.53
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $870.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Business conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,160.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Conference on global environment
Notes - destination not specified; brought Bill Payne

Travel Cost - $1,210.80
Lodging Cost - $481.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,851.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 17, 2001 - April 13, 2001
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,608.31
Lodging Cost - $892.86
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,851.17

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by brother Bill Payne, other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,733.50
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,233.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - Participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,325.10
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,965.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Education
Notes - Accompanied by brother Bill Payne

Travel Cost - $1,265.10
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,398.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Grenada

Purpose - Meetings between Caribbean governments and Congressional Black Caucus
Notes - Location not specified

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Airlines, AT&T, Microsoft
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Menlo Park, CA - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentation and tour of facilities
Notes - Location not specified (probably Menlo Park and Monterey, California) - accompanied by brother Bill Payne

Travel Cost - $8,406.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,205.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - To participate in a conference on education
Notes - accompanied by brother - William Payne, meals included in lodging, other costs include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,097.00
Lodging Cost - $3,420.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $6,567.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in conference on Islam
Notes - accompanied by brother - William Payne

Travel Cost - $3,356.20
Lodging Cost - $2,430.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,986.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados

Purpose - economic development business conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $100.35
Lodging Cost - $1,659.15
Meal Cost - $139.26
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $1,988.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northwestern University
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Panelist at "Youthful Africa in the 21st Century Conference"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $315.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $335.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 27, 2003 - December 1, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Economic Entrepreneurship and Education advancement
Notes - Isabel Cruz accompanied. Not specified what relation she is to Rep. Payne.

Travel Cost - $241.16
Lodging Cost - $569.70
Meal Cost - $646.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,457.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,525.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,325.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - brother, Mr. William Payne

Travel Cost - $1,979.80
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,719.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Irish American Unity Conference
Dates - July 10, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland - London, England - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - observe the Orange Parade
Notes - staffer, Jonita Whitaker accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,668.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,668.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Longshoremen's Association
Dates - July 19, 2003 - July 22, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - keynote speaker for AFL-CIO
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,927.96
Lodging Cost - $549.65
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,477.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Dates - September 1, 2003 - September 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Panama City, Panama - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - attend parliamentary session of the UNCCD
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $286.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,436.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - mid-year meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,367.88
Lodging Cost - $361.26
Meal Cost - $225.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,954.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - May 24, 2004 - May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Caribbean trade ministerial/cong. Caribbean caucus
Notes -

Travel Cost - $452.70
Lodging Cost - $237.30
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $795.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - The challenge of education reform: standards, accountability, resources and policy
Notes - other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,510.01
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,330.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Irish American Unity Conference
Dates - July 10, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland - London, England - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - observe the orange parade
Notes -

Travel Cost - $747.42
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institute
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 26, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Germany

Purpose - Keynote speaker for NAACP Rhein-Neckar Branch for commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,951.00
Lodging Cost - $539.32
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,690.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - U.S. /China relations
Notes - other-none disclosed

Travel Cost - $2,422.72
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,997.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - St. Lucia

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,441.00
Lodging Cost - $2,411.50
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,102.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council for Opportunity in Education
Dates - December 16, 2004 - December 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Luncheon speaker - Council for Opportunity in Education
Notes - Newark, NJ - New Orleans, LA - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost - $353.70
Lodging Cost - $250.34
Meal Cost - $87.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council for Opportunity in Education
Dates - December 2, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Keynote speaker - Technology Tools for Management and Learning Conference
Notes - Newark, NJ - San Juan, PR - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost - $311.40
Lodging Cost - $924.00
Meal Cost - $19.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,254.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Caribbean Multi-Natl Business
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Kitts and Nevis

Purpose - To encourage business and investment opportunities between small to mid-sized multi-national business owners providing worldwide business & network opportunities to participants.
Notes - Newark - San Juan - St Kitts / St Kitts - San Juan - Newark

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $705.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,005.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes - Newark - Cancun / Cancun - Newark

Travel Cost - $2,401.71
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,121.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Meetings with Heads of Government; Heads of State & business leaders to discuss relations between US and Caribbean Nations
Notes - Washington, DC - Dominican Republic - Antigua - Washington, DC [assumed city]

Travel Cost - $2,291.70
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,043.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 18, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - US Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - Newark - Brussels / Brussels - Italy - Amsterdam - Newark Personal Expenses 8/18 - 8/22, 04

Travel Cost - $2,404.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,065.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,444.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Southern Univ
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker & panelist to address Genocide and Human Rights; Accountability & Reconciliation in Africa
Notes - Newark - Houston - Newark

Travel Cost - $622.40
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $751.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Brazil
Notes - Newark - Nassau - Newark

Travel Cost - $1,178.50
Lodging Cost - $2,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,532.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,510.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic IV annual business & investment roundtable
Notes - Newark - Ft Lauderdale / Ft Lauderdale - Newark

Travel Cost - $469.86
Lodging Cost - $405.16
Meal Cost - $243.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,118.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Newark, NJ - Memphis, TN / Memphis, TN - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $127.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Making it stick

Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

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