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Top 100 Trips By Length


MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Eskom, Foundation for Presidential Development, President's Cup

August 10, 2003 - September 2, 2003
Length: 24 days
Location(s): South Africa

Purpose: HIV/AIDS Management Course
Notes: Spouse Therese Hansen accompanied; lodging includes cost of course; Congressman paid for transportation

Cost: $2,533.16


SHELBY, RICHARD C - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): US China Friendship Program

August 15, 2001 - September 2, 2001
Length: 19 days
Location(s): Singapore - Beijing, China

Purpose:
Notes: Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Spouse accompanied.

Cost:


MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 12, 2005 - August 30, 2005
Length: 19 days
Location(s): Dublin, Ireland

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes: San Francisco - Florence, Italy (8/12); Florence - Dublin, Ireland (8/20 - only portion of travel paid by sponsor); Dublin - SF (8/30) Personal expense: 8/12 - 8/20 & 8/27 - 8/30 Conference dates: 8/21 - 8/26* *Conference in Dublin Including spouse

Cost: $5,088.80


DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 17, 2000 - September 3, 2000
Length: 18 days
Location(s): Zurich, Switzerland - Prague, Czech Republic - Kiev, Ukraine

Purpose: participation in a conference on US-Russia relations
Notes: Accompanied by wife Libby Doggett

Cost: $5,810.80


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Asia Access Corporation

August 2, 2003 - August 19, 2003
Length: 18 days
Location(s): Hong Kong - Dong Guan City, China - Guangzhou, China - Shanghai, China - Shenyang City, China - Beijing, China

Purpose: fact-finding and a trade mission
Notes: 8/11 - 8/18 at own personal expense.

Cost: $9,075.00


LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): International Management and Development Institute

April 15, 2000 - May 2, 2000
Length: 18 days
Location(s): Budapest, Hungary - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vienna, Austria

Purpose: lead the discussions at the IMDI board room briefing in Vienna
Notes: spouse, Annette; dates at personal expense = 4/15/2000-4/26/2000 and 4/30-5/2/2000

Cost: $2,200.86


DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 8, 2003 - August 24, 2003
Length: 17 days
Location(s): Moscow, Russia

Purpose: Attending conference on US - Russia relations
Notes: Spouse Libby Doggett accompanied

Cost: $7,734.80


LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 19, 2005 - April 4, 2005
Length: 17 days
Location(s): China

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes: Personal expense 3/19/05 - 3/24/05 and 4/3/05 to 4/4/05 [Amended to show more personal days]

Cost: $16,824.10


HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Ripon Educational Fund

August 11, 2001 - August 27, 2001
Length: 17 days
Location(s): Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose: 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes: Spouse Pamela Herger accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Cost: $12,286.16


LUGAR, RICHARD G - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Forum Club of Southwest Florida Inc

March 19, 2005 - April 3, 2005
Length: 16 days
Location(s): Naples, FL

Purpose: Senator Lugar gave a speech to the Forum Club of Southwest Florida on April 1, 2005, accompanied by Mrs. Lugar
Notes:

Cost: $1,386.80


NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce

November 11, 2000 - November 26, 2000
Length: 16 days
Location(s): Taiwan

Purpose: Attending seminar, education visit
Notes: No location listed

Cost: $3,770.00


CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Confederation of India Industry

January 2, 2004 - January 16, 2004
Length: 15 days
Location(s): New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Purpose: Delegation visit to India to meet with political and business leaders, speech to businessmen visit to Bangladesh to meet with government officials, businessmen, UNFPA projects, Grameen Bank
Notes: Other cost inner city transportation (shuttles from hotel to airport, etc)

Cost: $8,888.76


BACHUS, SPENCER T - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Ripon Society

October 29, 2004 - November 12, 2004
Length: 15 days
Location(s): Budapest, Hungary

Purpose: Fact finding
Notes: DC - Budapest - DC Personal Expense 10/29 to 11/6

Cost: $9,023.26


MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): F.K. Consulting Inc.

July 28, 2000 - August 11, 2000
Length: 15 days
Location(s): Nigeria - Angola - South Africa - Swaziland - Botswana

Purpose: HIV/AIDS fact-finding mission - Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS
Notes: Took wife Therese Hansen-McDermott

Cost: $10,021.00


DEFAZIO, PETER A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): U.S.-New Zealand Council

January 10, 2003 - January 23, 2003
Length: 14 days
Location(s): New Zealand

Purpose: US-NZ trade issues
Notes: Other expenses breakdown: sight seeing flight over Milford Sound - $140; departure tax - $12.50; gratuities for baggage handlers - $7.50; escort/information staff from travel agent - $50

Cost: $2,746.00


JOHNSON, NANCY L - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Ripon Educational Fund

August 5, 2001 - August 18, 2001
Length: 14 days
Location(s): Scotland

Purpose: 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes: Spouse Dr. Ted Johnson

Cost: $15,203.99


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Law Offices of Filemon Vela

August 1, 2005 - August 14, 2005
Length: 14 days
Location(s): Singapore - Beijing, China - Hong Kong

Purpose: Fact finding
Notes: Corpus Christi, TX - Singapore - Beijing - Hong Kong - Corpus Christi Personal expense: 8/10, 8/12, 8/13/05 (4 travel days)

Cost: $11,100.00


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Asia Access Corporation

April 15, 2000 - April 28, 2000
Length: 14 days
Location(s): China

Purpose: Fact-finding and to improve trade relations with China
Notes: Days at personal expense: 4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/27

Cost: $5,068.00


HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Confederation of Indian Industry

December 31, 2001 - January 13, 2002
Length: 14 days
Location(s): Bangalore, India

Purpose: Congressional delegation trip, World Economic Forum.
Notes: spouse Dr. Margaret Lancefield accompanied. 12/31-1/9 and 1/12-1/13 at personal expense. Lodging expenses include meals.

Cost: $842.33


GRAHAM, BOB - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 14, 2004 - August 27, 2004
Length: 14 days
Location(s): Venice, Italy

Purpose: To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute, conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes: (actual conference dates August 22-27, 2004)

Cost: $9,701.00


LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): American Jewish Congress

July 31, 2005 - August 13, 2005
Length: 14 days
Location(s): Zagreb, Croatia - Opatija, Croatia - Belgrade, Serbia - Montenegro - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose: Visit to survey economic recovery of Balkan region and to meet with public officials
Notes: Washington, DC - Zagreb, Croatia - Opatija, Croatia - Belgrade, Serbia - Montenegro - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 8/6/05 to 8/13/05

Cost: $15,914.33


LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Phyto-Riker Hopkins Lawrence and Baily, JMA Construction, Fannie Mae, Traco Investigations

August 5, 2000 - August 17, 2000
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Ghana

Purpose: trade mission
Notes:

Cost: $2,800.00


CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association

January 3, 2004 - January 15, 2004
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose: Pakistan/India portion: to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGO's particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan portion: speak at Asia-Pacific Security Interparliamentary Forum, meet with President, vice-president and prime minister
Notes: other: various transportation costs

Cost: $6,959.92


LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): International Management and Development Institute

August 24, 2000 - September 5, 2000
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Copenhagen, Denmark - Helsinki, Finland - Copenhagen

Purpose: participate in conference with Finnish business leaders
Notes: spouse, Annette; dates at personal expense -- 9/2/2000-9/4/2000

Cost: $909.20


BURTON, DANNY L - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association

December 6, 2003 - December 18, 2003
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Taiwan

Purpose: official visit with Pres./Am. Institute/and government and business leaders.
Notes: other-none disclosed - trip dates say 12/6-12 and 12/17-18

Cost: $7,250.00


LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 20, 2004 - September 1, 2004
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Venice, Italy

Purpose: US - Russia - Europe relations
Notes: Personal expenses: August 20; August 27 - Sept 1st Including spouse

Cost: $8,113.20


ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): American Israel Education Foundation

August 2, 2003 - August 14, 2003
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Israel

Purpose: Fact finding mission to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders regarding the Middle East process
Notes: Spouse Marlene Budd accompanied. Other costs are for security

Cost: $10,829.30


MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Confederation of Indian Industry

January 6, 2001 - January 18, 2001
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India - Cochin, India

Purpose: Confederation of Indian Industries Partnership Summit
Notes: Spouse Therese Hansen accompanied. January 13 0 18 at personal expense

Cost: $17,735.09


HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): International Foundation

April 10, 2001 - April 22, 2001
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose: Meetings with government officials, outreach, and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.
Notes: Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Cost: $11,480.36


HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Confederation of Indian Industry

January 6, 2001 - January 18, 2001
Length: 13 days
Location(s): Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India

Purpose: Educational
Notes: Spouse Dr Margaret Lancefield accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. Transport includes international, domestic and car. 1/15/01 - 1/18/01 at own expense.

Cost: $15,955.08


CHANDLER, BEN - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Australian Govt, American Australian Assn

November 3, 2004 - November 14, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose: Meet with representatives of the Australian government and Australian civic and business organizations to discuss international relations
Notes: Lexington, KY - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Cairns, Australia - Sydney, Australia - Lexington, KY. [Personal financial disclosure statement also shows sponsor of American Australin Assn.]

Cost: $29,388.88


TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Conservation International

January 8, 2004 - January 19, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Madagascar - South Africa

Purpose: view international conservation practices and U.S. technical assistance
Notes: other costs were gifts - spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Cost: $15,762.24


UDALL, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Conservation International

January 8, 2004 - January 19, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Madagascar - South Africa

Purpose: land conservation - visits to land and animal preserves
Notes: spouse Jill Cooper Udall - other costs were gifts

Cost: $15,762.26


PITTS, JOSEPH R - Independent Party
Sponsor(s): Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA

January 3, 2004 - January 14, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India

Purpose: to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGO's particularly on human rights issues
Notes: spouse, Mrs. Viriginia Pitts

Cost: $7,506.71


ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation

April 11, 2003 - April 22, 2003
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Doha, Qatar - Vienna, Austria

Purpose: Attend conference with Codel
Notes: spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Cost: $19,797.00


MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): SAI Women International

January 2, 2004 - January 13, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Mumbai, India

Purpose: fact finding
Notes: child Ebony Meeks accompanied

Cost: $17,194.39


DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

May 25, 2001 - June 5, 2001
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Florence, Italy

Purpose: To participate in a conference on the convergence of US National Security and the Global Environment
Notes: Spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Cost: $8,791.80


AKIN, GARY - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA

January 3, 2004 - January 14, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India

Purpose: to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGOs, particularly on human rights issues
Notes: Personal expense 01/11/2004 - Spouse Lulli Akin

Cost: $7,381.92


DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Radiology Mammography International, Physicians for Peace

February 6, 2001 - February 17, 2001
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose: Improve healthcare delivery for women in Nicaragua, focusing on early detection of breast cancer.
Notes: (form is signed by Linda Dooley, assumed Cal Dooley did not go on trip- assume Managua because other costs are for "Managua airport departure fee".)

Cost: $1,182.60


DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 24, 2005 - April 4, 2005
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Shanghai, China - Beijing, China

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes: Austin, TX - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China - Washington, DC Dates of Personal Expense: 2 Including spouse

Cost: $17,846.04


BROWN, SHERROD - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 16, 2004 - August 27, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes: Cleveland - Rome - Venice - Cleveland Personal Expenses 8/16 - 8/22

Cost: $8,746.20


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Integrity Communications

July 29, 2004 - August 9, 2004
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Beijing, China - Hong Kong, China

Purpose: Fact finding
Notes: Corpus Christi - Hong Kong - Beijing - Hong Kong - Corpus Christi Personal expense: 8/6 - 8/7

Cost: $4,300.00


ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Islamic Institute

March 21, 2005 - April 1, 2005
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Berlin, Germany - Qatar - Riga, Latvia

Purpose: Berlin Conference & Qatar Conference "Free Market & Democracy in the Islamic World"
Notes: LAX - Berlin - Riga - Berlin - Qatar - Berlin - LAX Personal Expense: 3/26 - 3/27 Including spouse (Berlin portion was Codel)

Cost: $19,969.14


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Asia Access

March 21, 2005 - April 1, 2005
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Beijing, China - Guangzhou, China

Purpose: Fact-finding..
Notes: Corpus Christi, TX - Beijing / Beijing - Guangzhou / Guangzhou - Corpus Christi, TX Personal Expense : 3/30 - 3/31

Cost: $4,745.00


DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

May 27, 2005 - June 7, 2005
Length: 12 days
Location(s): Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose: not specified
Notes: Washington - Istanbul / Istanbul - Washington Including spouse Dates of personal expense: 5

Cost: $7,804.70


LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): International Management and Development Institute

February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose: Participate in U.S. German roundtable discussions
Notes: Spouse Annette Lantos

Cost: $12,802.20


MCCOLLUM, BETTY - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): World Bank Parliamentary Network

January 9, 2004 - January 19, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Purpose: HIV/AIDS working group
Notes: other expenses were incidentals

Cost: $8,089.37


HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): International Management and Development Institute

February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Paris, France - Dusseldorf, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose: US - German Roundtable for the 21st Century
Notes: Spouse Priscilla Houghton accompanied.

Cost: $9,648.00


HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 19, 2001 - August 29, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Helsinki, Finland - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose: Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes: Other costs not specified.

Cost: $4,248.30


ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Albanian American Foundation

August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Albania - Montenegro - Kosova

Purpose: Visits and briefings in Albania, Montenegro & Kosova
Notes: Los Angeles, CA - Vienna - Albania - Berlin - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse Personal expense: 8/20 - 8/21 - 8/29 - 8/30

Cost: $11,521.74


ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Airbus

August 15, 2004 - August 25, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Toulouse, France

Purpose: Aviation Fact Finding Visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes: Los Angeles - Paris - Toulouse - Biarritz - Paris - Los Angeles Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/25

Cost: $10,990.26


KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute, German Marshal Fund

March 25, 2005 - April 4, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Shanghai, China - Nanjing, China - Xian, China - Beijing, China - Nagoya, Japan

Purpose: To participate in US-China relations conference (China), to participate in trade & poverty forum (Japan)
Notes: Tucson, AZ - Shanghai, China - Nanjing, China - Xian, China - Beijing, China - Nagoya, Japan - Washington, DC Aspen Institute (China) German Marshal Fund (Japan)

Cost: $11,852.95


BROWN, HENRY E JR - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): African Wildlife Foundation

June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Tanzania

Purpose: Study of conservation in Tanzania
Notes: DC - Tanzania - DC. No dollar amounts listed.spouse - Winifred "Billye" Brown

Cost:


ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL), Islamic Free Market Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

March 25, 2005 - April 4, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon - Doha, Qatar

Purpose: Fact finding, attend annual forum on Democracy and free trade in Doha
Notes: Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC Personal expense: 3/31 - 4/4 Including spouse

Cost: $18,137.00


MCCOLLUM, BETTY - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

August 9, 2003 - August 19, 2003
Length: 11 days
Location(s): South Africa

Purpose: To see first hand what is being done to combat the global AIDS epidemic
Notes: Personal expense between 08/09/2003 and 08/12/2003

Cost: $8,029.43


UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Ripon Educational Fund

November 24, 2000 - December 4, 2000
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose: educational
Notes: took wife, Amey Upton

Cost: $9,050.00


WHITFIELD, ED - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Ripon Educational Fund

August 8, 2001 - August 18, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Scotland

Purpose: speech to members of Scottish Parliament and the European Parliament on Kyoto and energy issues
Notes: Spouse Constance Harriman accompanied. August 8 - August 11 at personal expense.

Cost: $11,357.16


ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation

August 7, 2001 - August 17, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): NY - London, England - Damascus, Syria - Jerusalem, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose: Fact-finding
Notes:

Cost: $15,837.78


ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Congressional Economic Leadership Institute

April 10, 2004 - April 20, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Budapest, Hungary - Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany - London, England

Purpose: speaker and participant in Transatlantic Policy Network meeting on US EU relations, speaker and participant in the US Germany Marshall Fund Seminar and panelist in the Parliamentary Assembly Interparliamentary forum on Transatlantic dialogue
Notes: with spouse Chris English

Cost: $13,393.00


HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Ripon Educational Fund

August 10, 2001 - August 20, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose: 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes: Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied. Other expenses not specified.

Cost: $19,571.56


KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): American Australian Education Leadership Foundation

August 8, 2001 - August 18, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Sydney, Australia

Purpose: Participation in legislative meetings
Notes:

Cost: $4,717.60


LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): International Management and Development Institute

May 25, 2001 - June 4, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway

Purpose: Participate in IMDI board room briefings
Notes: Spouse Annette Lantos

Cost: $2,495.50


KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): National Assn of Realtors

March 18, 2005 - March 28, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Miami, FL

Purpose: Participating as a panelist at National Association of Realtors Conference in Miami
Notes: Washington - Orlando - Miami - and return Personal Expense 3/20 to 3/28

Cost: $3,586.76


LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): International Management and Development Institute

February 16, 2002 - February 26, 2002
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Paris, France - Berlin, Germany - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose: participate in discussions with government and business leaders
Notes: accompanied by spouse Annette Lantos.

Cost: $16,301.51


MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 10, 2003 - August 20, 2003
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Moscow, Russia

Purpose: to participate in conference on US-Russia relations
Notes: Child Cynthia Miller accompanied

Cost: $8,733.00


RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation

April 5, 2001 - April 15, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Doha, Qatar - Lebanon - Cairo, Egypt

Purpose: speak at the Qatari American conference and fact finding
Notes: no expenses for lodging or meals were listed on the original form. A separate form was filed that included lodging expense for April 11.

Cost: $9,140.00


BARR, BOB - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation

April 7, 2001 - April 17, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Doha, Qatar - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purpose: Congressional fact-finding and speech
Notes: Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Cost: $18,000.00


ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Taiwan Assoc. for Industry and Commerce, Phillipines United Against Crime, Kuwait FDTN

February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Taiwan - Philippines - Kuwait

Purpose: research
Notes: spouse, Rhonda

Cost: $16,109.54


REED, JACK - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Mansfield Center for Public Affairs

August 1, 2000 - August 11, 2000
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Japan - Taiwan - China

Purpose: educational
Notes:

Cost: $6,204.11


PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Dublin, Ireland - Shannon, Ireland

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes: Raleigh, NC - Dublin, Ireland (traveled to Shannon, Ireland at personal expense) Shannon, Ireland - Raleigh, NC Including spouse Personal expense: 8/27 - 8/30/05

Cost: $9,864.00


BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs

October 28, 2002 - November 7, 2002
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Beijing, China - Urumqi, China - Kashgar, China - Kumming, China - Hong Kong - Hanoi, Vietnam

Purpose: Educational, Fact-finding on China and Vietnam
Notes: Accompanied by wife

Cost: $16,628.50


YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids

May 26, 2000 - June 5, 2000
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Cape Town, South Africa - George, South Africa

Purpose: fact finding
Notes: dates at personal expense-6/1/2000-6/3/2000

Cost: $7,657.00


CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): United Brotherhood of Carpenters of America

October 5, 2002 - October 15, 2002
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Las Vegas, NV

Purpose: Speech to convention
Notes: BWI - Las Vegas, NV - BWI

Cost: $2,722.50


RYAN, PAUL D - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Club for Growth

March 4, 2005 - March 14, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Fort Lauderdale, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose: Panel participation on Social Security
Notes: Paul: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Washington, DC Janna: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Milwaukee ** Personal Expense 3/14/05 through 3/10/05

Cost: $2,667.44


MATSUI, ROBERT - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 29, 2002 - April 8, 2002
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Shanghai, China - Nanjing, China - Beijing, China

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes: spouse Doris Matsui accompanied. Other expenses include ground transportation within China.

Cost: $15,479.00


LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Population Action International

August 25, 2001 - September 4, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): South Africa

Purpose: Fact-finding trip, examining the effect of the global gag rule on international family planning
Notes:

Cost: $5,480.12


LUNGREN, DANIEL E - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Fletcher Jones Foundation

February 17, 2005 - February 27, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Los Angeles, CA

Purpose: Board member meeting
Notes: Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Sacramento - Washington, DC Personal Expense 2/19 to 2/27

Cost: $675.35


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Asia Access Corporation

April 7, 2004 - April 17, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Taipei, Taiwan - Hong Kong, China - Beijing, China

Purpose: fact-finding
Notes:

Cost: $4,700.00


WICKER, ROGER F - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Korea-US Exchange Council, US Malaysia Exchange Assn

February 18, 2005 - February 28, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Purpose: S.Korea: Meet w/Admin reps, Members of Parliament, Natl Security Advisor, & US Business to discuss US troop presence in Korea/N. Korea nuclear proliferation Malaysia:meet w/Prime Minister & other officials to learn more of the US business & counter-terror
Notes: Washington, DC - Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Langkawi, Malaysia - Washington, DC

Cost: $27,757.98


ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia

February 13, 2004 - February 23, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Hong Kong - Beijing, China

Purpose: trade mission
Notes: [Personal financial disclosure statement indicates sponsor is Integrity Communications]

Cost: $5,300.00


WAMP, ZACH - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Not specified

July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose: To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Notes: Atlanta, GA - Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town - Atlanta, GA

Cost: $3,077.05


BAIRD, BRIAN - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): National Parks Conservation Association

August 8, 2001 - August 18, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Denali, AK

Purpose: Educational
Notes: Spouse Dr. Rachel Nugent

Cost: $2,245.50


DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Chinese Benevolent Society

March 19, 2005 - March 29, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Shanghai, China

Purpose: Study - Establish diplomatic relations, accompany constituents of Chinese Heritage
Notes: Chicago, IL - Shanghai, China - Chicago, IL Including spouse

Cost: $5,270.00


DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Chinese Benevolent Society

March 19, 2005 - March 29, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Shanghai, China

Purpose: Study - Establish diplomatic relations, accompany constituents of Chinese heritage
Notes: Chicago, IL - Shanghai, China - Chicago, IL Including spouse Package included travel, food and lodging

Cost: $5,270.00


ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce

November 4, 2004 - November 14, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): China

Purpose: To expand trade relations between Oklahoma and China
Notes: Oklahoma City, OK - China - Oklahoma City, OK Including spouse

Cost: $13,848.00


MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Israel Policy Forum

August 28, 2005 - September 7, 2005
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Israel - Jordan

Purpose: Fact finding study mission to Israel, Palestinian Authority & Jordan
Notes: SEA - IAD - FRA - AMM - TLV - FRA - IAD Personal expense: 8/28 - 8/31/05

Cost: $10,522.38


SANFORD, MARSHALL C JR - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Human Rights Project

April 21, 2000 - May 1, 2000
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Nepal, India

Purpose: Assess Tibetan refugee crisis
Notes:

Cost: $8,229.40


SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): African Wildlife Foundation

June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Tanzania

Purpose: Study of conservation in Tan
Notes: DC - Tanzania - DC Rep did not include any dollar amounts for expenses

Cost:


BROWN, SHERROD - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

August 16, 2001 - August 26, 2001
Length: 11 days
Location(s): St. Petersburg, Russia - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose: Participate in conference on US - Russia relations
Notes:

Cost: $4,265.80


ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): International Management & Development Institute

February 14, 2004 - February 24, 2004
Length: 11 days
Location(s): Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany

Purpose: fact finding trip and panel participant in the US German roundtable for the 21st century
Notes: 5/21/04 to 5/24/04 by Erie Municipal Airport Authority - with spouse Chris English

Cost: $14,450.00


YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): West Start, Calstart, UTC, Irisbus, BP, Ballard, Daimler Chrysler

April 9, 2004 - April 18, 2004
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Madrid, Spain - Barcelona, Spain - Heidleberg, Germany

Purpose: European Fuel Cell Development
Notes: 4/9-411 at personal expense

Cost: $4,475.00


ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
Sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network

April 12, 2003 - April 21, 2003
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Sotogrande, Spain - Seville, Spain

Purpose: Transatlantic Policy Network Spring Meeting - panel participant
Notes: Spouse Chris English accompanied. Other costs are for train ticket and airport transfer

Cost: $5,769.62


HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002
Length: 10 days
Location(s): China

Purpose: To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes: spouse Dr. Margaret Lancefield accompanied. Other expenses include transportation within China.

Cost: $16,433.00


BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Mansfield Center for Public Affairs

November 19, 2000 - November 28, 2000
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Beijing, China - Shanghai, China - Xiamen, China - Hong Kong - China

Purpose: Educational fact-finding trip to China
Notes: Spouse Susan Bayh accompanied

Cost: $9,401.78


WAXMAN, HENRY A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Shanghai, China - Nanjing, China - Beijing, China

Purpose: Conference on US-China relations
Notes: spouse Janet Waxman accompanied. Transport cost includes $1000 for ground transportation.

Cost: $14,230.00


BROWN, SHERROD - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002
Length: 10 days
Location(s): China

Purpose: participate in conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes: no location indicated

Cost: $9,016.00


DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation

January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel

Purpose: Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes:

Cost: $9,270.82


ALLEN, THOMAS H - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002
Length: 10 days
Location(s): China

Purpose: to participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes: spouse Diana Allen

Cost: $15,000.00


CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Population Action International, U.S. Committee for UNFPA

April 14, 2000 - April 23, 2000
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Johannesburg, South Africa - Malawi

Purpose: visit HIV/AIDS projects, family planning, child survival
Notes:

Cost: $10,361.20


WAXMAN, HENRY A - Democratic Party
Sponsor(s): Aspen Institute

May 25, 2001 - June 3, 2001
Length: 10 days
Location(s): Florence, Italy

Purpose: attend conference on global environment
Notes: spouse Janet Waxman accompanied. May 25 - 29 at personal expense

Cost: $8,265.60

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