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Democratic Leadership Council - $237,679.27 spent on 135 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Policy discussions
Total Cost - $2,041.34

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $853.40

CARDOZA, DENNIS - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL - Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - spring retreat for DLC
Total Cost - $1,939.18

CASE, EDWARD E - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Fact finding event
Total Cost - $2,498.90

CASE, EDWARD E - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $3,947.68

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Discuss legislative agenda/issues
Total Cost - $1,335.48

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - DLC Annual Retreat
Total Cost - $1,343.00

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purpose - 2-day policy retreat
Total Cost - $571.09

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Educational trip to discuss and debate policy issues before the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $1,994.84

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
October 18, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Keynote speaker at DLC Conference
Total Cost - $345.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Hyde Park, NY
Purpose - DLC retreat
Total Cost - $561.09

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,932.22

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring retreat, participated in meetings
Total Cost - $3,094.38

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
March 24, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (5 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Retreat and speaking engagement
Total Cost - $4,309.36

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $2,175.00

ESHOO, ANNA - Democratic Party
May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
Hyde Park, NY
Purpose - Hyde Park Democratic Policy Retreat
Total Cost - $1,010.20

HILL, BARON P - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Leadership retreat
Total Cost - $1,804.39

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring retreat
Total Cost - $735.00

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purpose - Hyde Park Conference
Total Cost - $564.00

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - 2001 Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $2,201.50

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,035.61

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Democratic Leadership Council Retreat
Total Cost - $1,993.60

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 30, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Summer Executive Cmte. Mtg.
Total Cost - $2,140.35

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring retreat
Total Cost - $1,450.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
May 11, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (2 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Spring Issues Retreat
Total Cost - $1,193.58

LARSEN, RICK R - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring retreat
Total Cost - $3,897.18

LARSEN, RICK R - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Spring retreat - policy
Total Cost - $4,008.58

LARSON, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring educational retreat
Total Cost - $1,152.20

LARSON, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,465.84

LUCAS, KENNETH RAY - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Congressional informational retreat
Total Cost - $2,789.00

LUCAS, KENNETH RAY - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - legislative study and fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,559.26

MATHESON, JIM MR - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,833.62

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $882.40

MCINTYRE, MIKE - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Fact Finding Trip to discuss policy issues related to official duties
Total Cost - $1,986.06

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 27, 2002 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - 2002 DLC Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $1,085.51

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - retreat/ strategy and policy
Total Cost - $2,110.95

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
Baltimore, MD
Purpose - DLC - National Conversation
Total Cost - $444.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Hyde Park, NY
Purpose - Attend conference
Total Cost - $404.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Spring retreat
Total Cost - $856.60

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
March 31, 2001 - April 3, 2001 (4 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - DLC conference
Total Cost - $650.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
May 11, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (3 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - DLC conference
Total Cost - $2,052.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,670.99

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - DLC Spring retreat
Total Cost - $1,215.18

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 27, 2002 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - political fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,372.54

ROEMER, TIM - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purpose - The DLC Hyde Park retreat
Total Cost - $536.09

ROEMER, TIM - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - to discuss education, economic and trade issues with democrats in the house of representatives
Total Cost - $3,045.07

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - meetings
Total Cost - $1,525.96

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $1,931.45

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - fall retreat
Total Cost - $1,881.68

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,519.68

SMITH, ADAM - Democratic Party
April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $3,093.96

STUPAK, BART - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Issues conference
Total Cost - $528.52

STUPAK, BART - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat - Issues and Policy Conference
Total Cost - $3,023.68

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Participate in seminar on policy
Total Cost - $2,270.96

THURMAN, KAREN L - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - spring meeting
Total Cost - $908.00

THURMAN, KAREN L - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Issues conference
Total Cost - $2,658.74

TURNER, JAMES (JIM)WILLIAM - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Issues conference
Total Cost - $2,900.86

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Hyde Park, NY
Purpose - Policy discussions
Total Cost - $721.94

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (3 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - attend the DLC spring retreat in role as DLC chair
Total Cost - $2,665.54

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
March 23, 2001 - March 26, 2001 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL - Yulee, FL
Purpose - attend the DLC Third Way Foundation/Howard Gilman symposium in role as DLC chair
Total Cost - $2,975.75

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
July 13, 2001 - July 17, 2001 (5 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - to attend the DLC national conversation in role as DLC chairman
Total Cost - $5,280.41

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
March 12, 2001 - March 12, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - attend meetings in role as DLC chair
Total Cost - $202.75

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
Harrisburg, PA - Columbus, OH
Purpose - visit state legislators in role as DLC chairman
Total Cost - $2,125.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 21, 2001 - October 22, 2001 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - to speak at DLC events
Total Cost - $1,098.40

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 6, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (1 days)
Albany, NY
Purpose - Speech at DLC conference
Total Cost - $912.74

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
June 23, 2002 - June 24, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meet with DLC members
Total Cost - $317.97

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
July 28, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speech at DLC annual conference
Total Cost - $645.58

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
December 2, 2002 - December 3, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To speak at the DLC Progress and Prosperity Conference
Total Cost - $1,064.50

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
June 30, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (1 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - To speak at DLC luncheon.
Total Cost - $87.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
July 27, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - To attend and address the National Convention , held by the DLC
Total Cost - $433.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To speak at DLC stakeholders conference an attend DLC Clinton Center Award for Leadership & National Service Luncheon
Total Cost - $931.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - To give remarks at the DLC fall retreat
Total Cost - $1,971.95

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - To speak at DLC spring retreat.
Total Cost - $2,723.68

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 11, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Total Cost - $5,578.62

DORGAN, BYRON L - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - DLC Retreat
Total Cost - $1,411.63

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purpose - as chairman of the DLC, Senator was dinner speaker at gathering at Marist College
Total Cost - $117.59

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - address dinner and welcoming session at the DLC's national conversation event
Total Cost - $1,383.08

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 11, 2001 - March 12, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Senator addressed luncheon honoring his service as DLC Chair and welcoming new Chair Senator Evan Bayh.
Total Cost - $940.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
July 28, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Senator Lieberman addressed DLC's 2002 National Conversation conference
Total Cost - $418.46

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
December 2, 2002 - December 3, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Senator address DLC's 2002 Progress and Prosperity Project Annual Conference
Total Cost - $748.59

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Policy retreat - participate in policy discussions on Homeland Security, national security, budget and taxes
Total Cost - $3,194.00

STABENOW, DEBBIE - Democratic Party
September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - To attend a general policy session
Total Cost - $611.49

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - DLC rescheduled spring meeting
Total Cost - $1,604.63

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - participate in national stakeholders meetings to discuss policy/message strategy for the coming year.
Total Cost - $392.01

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
March 26, 2004 - March 27, 2004 (2 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat, Sen. Carper was a speaker at a breakfast panel on 3/27.
Total Cost - $1,662.98

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
July 28, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (1 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Participation in panel discussion.
Total Cost -

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,252.01

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose -
Total Cost - $2,873.68

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - DLC Spring Conference
Total Cost - $2,698.28

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD - Democratic Party
October 18, 2003 - October 18, 2003 (1 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,352.62

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL
Purpose - Issues retreat
Total Cost - $4,433.00

SMITH, ADAM - Democratic Party
December 2, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (4 days)
Aspen, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Aspen Institute
Purpose - Examine the values and principles of good leadership and apply them to specific real world challenges America is facing in the New Economy.
Total Cost - $2,313.20

HOYER, STENY HAMILTON - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL
Purpose - Participate in panel at Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $1,956.34

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Discuss policy issues before the Senate
Total Cost - $559.67

LARSON, JOHN B - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,955.36

MCINTYRE, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Meetings / policy discussion of federal issues
Total Cost - $2,231.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Annual Spring Retreat and Issues Conference
Total Cost - $4,180.64

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
April 28, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (2 days)
Tampa, FL - Tallahassee, FL
Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Total Cost - $885.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Mackinac Island, MI
Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Total Cost - $1,279.63

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
March 10, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (1 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Total Cost - $430.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
July 27, 2002 - July 30, 2002 (4 days)
NY
Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Total Cost - $873.91

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
June 16, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (2 days)
IA
Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Total Cost - $575.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
June 6, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (4 days)
London, England
Purpose - International "Third Way" meeting
Total Cost - $2,601.30

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
April 18, 2002 - April 25, 2002 (8 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Total Cost - $1,281.29

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Participated in forum at Harvard University
Total Cost - $250.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
February 19, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (4 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Total Cost - $1,350.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
February 11, 2002 - February 12, 2002 (2 days)
Manchester, NH
Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Total Cost - $600.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Total Cost - $725.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
May 30, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (1 days)
Portland, OR
Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Total Cost - $275.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Key Largo, FL
Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Total Cost - $3,012.22

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
April 28, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Total Cost - $741.50

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
NY
Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Total Cost - $1,150.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
March 23, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (5 days)
Atlanta, GA - Jacksonville, FL
Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Total Cost - $1,600.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
February 19, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (3 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Total Cost - $800.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Total Cost - $1,900.00

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O - Democratic Party
April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Annual Spring retreat and issues conference
Total Cost - $1,776.31

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Spring retreat
Total Cost - $4,199.10

MELANCON, CHARLES J - Democratic Party
April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Participate in spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,645.17

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Retreat for Democratic member of the DLC
Total Cost - $2,352.98

KIND, RON - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - DLC Spring retreat (gathered public officials, scholars and private sector reps for discussion; members worked on agenda/strategy; gave presentation on New Dems)
Total Cost - $2,491.07

HOYER, STENY HAMILTON - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Participate in panel at spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,194.51

CASE, EDWARD E - Democratic Party
April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Discussion of national issues of concern with DLC members and fellow elected officials
Total Cost - $4,310.71

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - To speak at the DLC's spring retreat as Chairman of the DLC
Total Cost - $505.09

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Senator Carper participated as a featured speaker at the Democratic Leadership Council Spring Retreat
Total Cost - $433.13

DAVIS, SUSAN - Democratic Party
April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Democratic Leadership Council spring retreat
Total Cost - $2,273.48

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
May 16, 2005 - May 17, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker for DLC dinner
Total Cost - $910.60

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
May 28, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Spring retreat, Congressional participation
Total Cost - $1,471.83

CARNAHAN, JOHN RUSSELL - Democratic Party
April 28, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Congressional Outreach strategy
Total Cost - $4,068.60

BEAN, MELISSA L - Democratic Party
April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Total Cost - $1,787.11

SMITH, ADAM - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Opportunity to bring together public officials, scholars, and representatives from the private sector for an informal discussion of pressing issues facing the United States
Total Cost - $2,006.34

KIND, RON - Democratic Party
March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $4,093.36

LARSEN, RICK R - Democratic Party
April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Total Cost - $3,553.50

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
July 24, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (2 days)
Columbus, OH
Purpose - National Conversation - Senator Carper addressed the gathering of elected officials from across the country
Total Cost - $221.69

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Columbus, OH
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $698.00

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