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NELSON, BILL, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 34
Total cost of trips - $23,277.92

Average cost per trip - $684.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 76 days
Rank of representative - 270 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - To participate in the Washington Outlook Panel
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $516.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $516.60

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose -
Notes - no purpose noted

Travel Cost - $429.60
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $224.49
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $1,252.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Renaissance Institute
Dates - March 21, 2003 - March 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $432.00
Meal Cost - $242.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $674.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - College of the Ozarks
Dates - May 10, 2003 - May 11, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Point Lookout, MO

Purpose - Delivery Commencement address at College.
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Amended 8/2/05

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $135.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,215.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Florida Bar
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Manalapan, FL

Purpose - Speak to the Business Law Section of the Fl Bar's annual retreat
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $176.00
Meal Cost - $115.15
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $291.15

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Renaissance Institute
Dates - December 28, 2003 - January 1, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $820.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - June 12, 2004 - June 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hollywood, FL

Purpose - Annual Jefferson Jackson dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $138.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $138.75

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose -
Notes - Spouse accompanied - no purpose noted

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $788.32
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $2,873.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 28, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional panel participant
Notes - Spouse accompanied -lodging includes meal expenses

Travel Cost - $1,977.80
Lodging Cost - $1,094.67
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,072.47

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - DLC Spring Conference
Notes - [Amended to file travel report disclosing amounts] 5/3/05]

Travel Cost - $953.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $612.00
Other Cost - $123.60
Total Cost - $2,698.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - October 5, 2002 - October 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - McBride campaign event. Denver, CO - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs include airfare for spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - McBride for Governor Campaign
Dates - October 17, 2002 - October 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Campaign event. Washington, DC - New York, NY - Tampa, FL
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs are for airfare from DC to New York, to Tampa, FL.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - October 19, 2002 - October 19, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - McBride campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs include airfare for spouse. Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - McBride for Governor Campaign
Dates - October 21, 2002 - October 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Tallahassee, FL - Orlando, FL - Miami, FL

Purpose - Campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs are for airfares.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McBride for Governor Campaign
Dates - October 21, 2002 - October 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Tallahassee, FL - Orlando, FL - Miami, FL

Purpose - McBride campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs include airfare for spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - October 28, 2002 - October 28, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs are for airfare.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - October 30, 2002 - October 30, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Campaign event
Notes - Lodging for McBride campaign event. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs are for airfare.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McBride for Governor Campaign
Dates - October 30, 2002 - October 30, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs are for airfare.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - November 2, 2002 - November 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - McBride campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs include airfare for spouse for return trip home following McBride campaign events. NB - exact date not listed - just 'Nov 02'. Atlanta, GA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Florida Democratic Party
Dates - November 2, 2002 - November 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Campaign event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs are for airfare and lodging for McBride campaign event.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McBride for Governor Campaign
Dates - November 4, 2002 - November 4, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Florida statewide fly-around for McBride campaign rallies.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Reimbursement for self only. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for air travel and hotel. Atlanta, GA - Chicago, IL - Washington DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuban-American National Foundation, Inc.
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Spouse's speaking engagement.
Notes - Reimbursement for spouse only. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for round trip air travel from DC to PR.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Democratic Party
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement. Washington, DC - Atlanta, GA - Tallahassee, FL
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed; costs include air travel for senator and spouse. No dates listed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Everglades Coalition
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Deliver keynote address to the Everglades Coalition conference regarding Everglades Restoration
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $327.00
Meal Cost - $69.44
Other Cost - $3.50
Total Cost - $399.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida League of Cities
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hollywood, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc
Dates - August 23, 2004 - August 23, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speak at groundbreaking ceremony for Embraer's aircraft assembly hangar at Cecil Commerce Center
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Renaissance Institute
Dates - December 28, 2004 - January 1, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $860.00
Meal Cost - $820.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,680.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Renaissance Institute
Dates - December 28, 2001 - January 1, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $820.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Discuss policy issues before the Senate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $334.00
Lodging Cost - $205.67
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $559.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuban-American National Foundation
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Cuban-American National Foundation banquet
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,179.54
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,179.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Renaissance Institute
Dates - December 28, 2002 - January 1, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $820.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Florida Transportation Assn
Dates - April 22, 2005 - April 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Aerial tour and briefing of agriculture, phosphate and environmental restoration, growth patterns and transportation in Polk, Hillsborough and Hardee counties
Notes - Polk, Hillsborough & Hardee Counties

Travel Cost - $725.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northwest Florida League of Cities
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 21, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Northwest FL League of Cities annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $160.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $160.95

Additional family members - No

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Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

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