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REYNOLDS, THOMAS M, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $42,994.78

Average cost per trip - $4,777.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 154 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Congressional participant in 2000 TransAtlantic Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Donna Reynolds - other expenses for gift

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $9,120.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 11, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - participation in Transatlantic Conference
Notes - under other expenses--cultural events expenses

Travel Cost - $965.27
Lodging Cost - $1,971.00
Meal Cost - $568.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $3,549.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - educational mission
Notes - no year listed under dates, filed on 09/13/2001;

Travel Cost - $2,868.58
Lodging Cost - $1,011.85
Meal Cost - $695.65
Other Cost - $493.00
Total Cost - $5,069.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - education mission
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,492.30
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $6,712.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - participation in panel discussions and debates
Notes - spouse, Donna Reynolds

Travel Cost - $12,700.60
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,174.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - house leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $606.62
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $913.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NRCC
Dates - January 27, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bicameral Congressional Retreat.
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,011.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,011.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - House Leadership Retreat
Notes - The Tides Inn

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No

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