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ALLEN, GEORGE, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $12,460.91

Average cost per trip - $1,780.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 400 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - L.M. Sandler & Sons, Inc.
Dates - November 26, 2001 - November 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Norfolk, VA

Purpose - Speech to Congregation Beth El
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement as part of
Notes -

Travel Cost - $624.00
Lodging Cost - $623.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,247.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement for PHRMA and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip. Her expenses are included in the totals. Actual reimbursement. Other expenses are not specified.

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $463.25
Meal Cost - $48.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $911.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wyeth, Inc.
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at annual meeting for PhRMA and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip. Her expenses are included. Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $1,338.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $284.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,622.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at NASDAQ leadership summit, a dialogue between leaders and government officials. Trip in 2003, signed & filed in 2003
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip (no name provided) Her expenses are included in the totals. There is an amendment to lodging, changed from orig. $3,842 to $1,921. Originally given incorrect information from trip sponsors.

Travel Cost - $2,736.34
Lodging Cost - $1,921.00
Meal Cost - $670.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,327.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Attached memo with revised costs for Senator: trans: office provided-total lodging:317-Meal: 299, 89 for Mrs. Allen, other: 0

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $388.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $705.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend Consumer Electronics Leaders in Technology Trade Show.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $84.00
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $922.22

Additional family members - No

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