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SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $32,248.52

Average cost per trip - $4,606.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 202 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - education mission
Notes - spouse, Alfredia Scott, other-none specified

Travel Cost - $7,439.24
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,582.54

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 - congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - spouse, Alfredia Scott accompanied, other costs not specified, meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,535.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,445.68
Lodging Cost - $297.42
Meal Cost - $208.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,951.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Govt Relations Council
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Guest Speaker at the GoBusiness-Government Relations Council 2004 Annual Meeting
Notes - Atlanta, GA - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $1,598.40
Lodging Cost - $1,719.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,317.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Educational trip: 3 days exploration of the legacy of the US Civil Rights movement
Notes - Washington, DC - Alabama - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 3/4 - 3/6

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $1,582.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - British Govt
Dates - March 20, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Mutual educational and cultural exchange
Notes - Washington, DC - Scotland - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 3/20 - 3/25

Travel Cost - $5,096.00
Lodging Cost - $2,900.00
Meal Cost - $914.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,910.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Board of Trustees of Xavier Univ School of Medicine
Dates - September 17, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aruba

Purpose - Guest speaker at grand opening ceremony
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Aruba / Aruba - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,351.84
Lodging Cost - $568.12
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $3,369.96

Additional family members - Yes

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