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SCHIFF, ADAM, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $31,223.42

Average cost per trip - $2,838.49
Total number of days spent traveling - 44 days
Rank of representative - 209 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Armenian National Committee of America, Glendale chapter
Dates - September 20, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Armenia

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,395.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes - other expenses are not specified

Travel Cost - $274.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $296.41
Other Cost - $351.36
Total Cost - $1,931.45

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 - Spouse Eve Schiff accompanied. Meal costs are included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Egypt - Syria - Lebanon - Jordan - Israel - Kuwait - Saudi Arabia

Purpose - engage in dialogue with foreign leaders
Notes - other cost = telephone charge

Travel Cost - $11,610.87
Lodging Cost - $818.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $55.70
Total Cost - $12,484.57

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - other-entry fees

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - fall retreat
Notes - spouse, Eve Schiff

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $566.00
Meal Cost - $456.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,881.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat 2003
Notes - spouse, Eve Schiff

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - with spouse Eve

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $696.00
Meal Cost - $812.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,519.68

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - California bipartisan retreat
Notes - other for "miscellaneous expenses"

Travel Cost - $44.43
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $823.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Assn & Member Cos
Dates - September 10, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Notes - Dulles - Jackson Hole, WY

Travel Cost - $698.75
Lodging Cost - $292.50
Meal Cost - $497.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,488.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans / New Orleans - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,121.26
Lodging Cost - $566.74
Meal Cost - $439.10
Other Cost - $72.00
Total Cost - $4,199.10

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
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How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

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  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

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  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.