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RANGEL, CHARLES B, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $19,826.00

Average cost per trip - $2,478.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 303 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 15, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - education and fact-finding
Notes - accompanied by wife, Alma Rangel, son, Stephen Rangel

Travel Cost - $4,416.00
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,766.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Community Institute
Dates - August 11, 2001 - August 15, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - educational and fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,675.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Airlines
Dates - June 15, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Purpose - promotion of trade and commerce between US and Dominican Republic
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - participation in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-network business conference
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) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - December 12, 2002 - December 18, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact-finding and education
Notes - other-none disclosed

Travel Cost - $4,600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $220.00
Total Cost - $5,830.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Carib News
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis

Purpose - Participation in the Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Notes - New York City - St Kitts and Nevis and return

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Pacific Assembly Conference
Dates - August 11, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - not specified
Notes - New York - Taipei - NY 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


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Pacific Assembly Conference, Ikuta Corp, Inje Univ
Dates - August 22, 2004 - August 22, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - not specified
Notes - New York -Taipei - Tokyo -New York 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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Minorities and Special Ed

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