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Unlike many high-powered corporations seeking support on Capitol Hill, General Atomics does not spend most of its congressional travel budget courting elected officials. Rather, the San Diego-based firm targets the top staffers of legislators serving on influential congressional committees, including the Armed Services and Appropriations committees.


Congressional Office*Traveler NameCompanion NameStart DateEnd DateDestinationTotal CostSource
Howard McKeon (R-CA)ROBERT COCHRANKELLIE COCHRAN03-17-200503-27-2005MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TO CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, TO CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO LOS ANGELES, CA$28,446.36source
John Ensign (R-NV)J SCOTT BENSING03-18-200503-25-2005AUSTRALIA$26,495.70source
Tom Cole (R-OK)CHRISTOPHER CARONMARY E CARON07-24-200408-01-2004WASHINGTON, DC (DCA)- LONDON, ENGLAND (GATWICK)$19,977.21source
Kay Granger (R-TX)ROBERT HEADBRENNA FLOWERS HEAD07-24-200408-01-2004LONDON, ENGLAND$19,977.19source
John Ensign (R-NV)J SCOTT BENSING04-12-200404-19-2004ITALY/TURKEY$19,886.10source
Howard McKeon (R-CA)ROBERT COCHRANKELLIE COCHRAN04-12-200404-19-2004ROME, ITALY-ANKARA, TURKEY-ISTANBUL, TURKEY$17,222.10source
Kay Granger (R-TX)NORA BOMARJOSEPH KHALIL04-12-200404-19-2004ROME, ITALY - ANKARA, TURKEY - ISTANBUL, TURKEY$17,025.52source
Randy Cunningham (R-CA)DAVID HEILMONICA A HEIL04-09-200404-18-2004ROME-MILAN-BELLAGIO-BOLOGNA-VENICE$16,801.98source
Bill Frist (R-TN)EDWARD RUSSELL04-10-200404-18-2004ITALY$16,246.53source
Robert Bennett (R-UT)MARK MORRISON03-26-200504-03-2005ITALY$15,726.68source
Conrad Burns (R-MT)CLARK JOHNSON03-26-200504-03-2005ITALY (ROME, BELLAGIO, BOLOGNA AND VENICE)$15,713.68source
Thad Cochran (R-MS)STEWART HOLMES03-26-200504-03-2005ITALY-ROME, BELLAGGIO, FLORENCE, VENICE$15,700.68source
Thad Cochran (R-MS)CLAYTON HEIL03-26-200504-03-2005ITALY$15,700.68source
Curt Weldon (R-PA)MICHAEL SCHUTTLOFFELMISTY SCHUTTLOFFEL03-25-200504-03-2005ITALY (TRAVELED IN COUNTRY TO ROME, MILAN, FLORENCE, AND VENICE)$15,572.96source
Harry Reid (D-NV)ROBERT HERBERT03-17-200503-25-2005AUSTRALIA$15,126.94source
Kay Granger (R-TX)ROBERT HEADBRENNA FLOWERS03-25-200504-03-2005ITALY, ROME, MILAN, BELLAGIO, FLORENCE AND VENICE$14,745.84source
Randy Cunningham (R-CA)NANCY LIFSET03-17-200503-25-2005AUSTRALIA$14,473.16source
Wally Herger (R-CA)JOHN MAGILL03-17-200503-25-2005MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA$13,401.48source
John W. Warner (R-VA)SUSAN MAGILL03-17-200503-25-2005MELBOURNE, PORT DOUGLAS, CAMBERRA, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA$13,401.48source
Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)DAVID MYERS08-15-200308-23-2003BERLIN, DRESDEN, GARMISH, HEIDELBERG GERMANY$12,905.00source
Thomas M. Davis (R-VA)BRIAN STOUT03-17-200503-26-2005MELBOURNE-CAIRUS-CANBERRA-SYDNEY$12,751.50source
Bob Riley (R-AL)Bob RileyPATSY RILEY05-25-200106-03-2001MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG$12,710.00source
James P. Moran (D-VA)JENNIFER PARK03-17-200503-25-2005MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA,-SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA$12,533.15source
David Hobson (R-OH)KENNETH KRAFT07-25-200408-01-2004LONDON, ENGLAND - NORMANDY, FRANCE$11,554.90source
Kay Granger (R-TX)NORA BOMARJOSEPH KHALIL04-18-200304-27-2003$10,526.94source
Don Nickles (R-OK)DEREK ALBRO04-18-200304-27-2003ITALY$10,526.94source
Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)JOSEPH SUMMERS04-18-200304-27-2003ITALY-NATO CAOC-5, AVIANO AIR FORCE BA$10,526.94source
Thomas M. Davis (R-VA)BRIAN STOUT04-09-200404-18-2004ROME TO MILAN TO VENICE$10,497.10source
James P. Moran (D-VA)JENNIFER PARK04-09-200404-18-2004ROME-MILAN-VENICE$10,301.38source
Howard McKeon (R-CA)Howard McKeon04-11-200404-18-2004WASHINGTON DULLES TO MILAN ITALY VENICE ITALY TO REAGAN NATIONAL$10,261.15source
Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL)MARK DAWSON04-09-200404-18-2004ROME, ITALY$10,124.40source
Thomas Reynolds (R-NY)KELLY DIXON04-09-200404-18-2004ITALY - (ROME, BELLAGIO, BOLOGNA, VENICE)$10,124.20source
Randy Cunningham (R-CA)NANCY LIFSET04-12-200404-19-2004ROME, ITALY-ANTARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY$9,588.63source
Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)AMY BRUSCH03-25-200504-03-2005ITALY$9,085.68source
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)JOHN ARIALE03-25-200504-03-2005ITALY (TRAVELED IN COUNTRY TO ROME, MILAN, FLORENCE, AND VENICE)$9,085.68source
Jerry Lewis (R-CA)LETITIA WHITERICHARD H WHITE03-29-200204-07-2002ITALY$8,964.36source
William Thornberry (R-TX)KIM KOTLARJAMES P HARGROVE03-29-200204-07-2002ITALY$8,907.41source
Don Nickles (R-OK)STEPHEN MOFFITT03-29-200204-07-2002ITALY - ROME$8,396.45source
Earl Hilliard (D-AL)PHYLLIS HALLMON07-01-200007-10-2000TRAVEL FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO MOSCOW, SAROV, AND ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA$7,302.00source
Brian Bilbray (R-CA)DAVID SCHROEDER07-01-200007-09-2000MOSCOW, SAROV, ST. PETERSBURG$7,198.00source
Ron Packard (R-CA)NORA BOMAR07-01-200007-09-2000MOSCOW, ST. PETERSBURG AND SAROV, RUSSIA$7,198.00source
Henry Bonilla (R-TX)MARY PEARSON08-15-200408-24-2004DEPART DULLES, ARRIVE BERLIN, TRAVEL TO DRESDEN, TRAVEL TO GARMISCH, TRAVEL TO HEIDELBERG, TRAVEL TO FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ARRIVE WASHINGTON REGAN AIRPORT$7,192.83source
David Hobson (R-OH)KENNETH KRAFT08-15-200308-24-2003GERMANY$7,192.83source
Randy Cunningham (R-CA)NANCY LIFSET08-15-200308-24-2003BERLIN$7,192.83source
Bob Riley (R-AL)SHANA JONES07-01-200007-09-2000RUSSIA: SAROV, MOSCOW, ST. PETERSBURG$7,185.00source
Ellen O. Tauscher (D-CA)JEFF COHEN07-01-200007-09-2000MOSCOW, SEROV, AND ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA$7,185.00source
Bob Riley (R-AL)DANIEL GANS05-25-200106-03-2001MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG$7,027.00source
Darrell Issa (R-CA)SANDRA WAGNER05-25-200106-03-2001MOSCOW-ST. PETERSBURG$7,027.00source
Sonny Callahan (R-AL)MICHAEL SHARP05-25-200106-03-2001MOSCOW, ST. PETERSBURG$7,027.00source
Robert E. Cramer (D-AL)JEFF MURRAY05-25-200106-03-2001MOSCOW - ST. PETE$6,837.00source
Randy Cunningham (R-CA)NANCY LIFSET03-29-200204-07-2002ITALY$5,462.86source
Bart Gordon (D-TN)MARSHA SHASTEEN01-08-200401-11-2004SAN DIEGO, CA$2,443.98source
Jerry Lewis (R-CA)Jerry LewisARLENE WILLIS05-09-200305-11-2003NEW YORK$1,739.65source
Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY)TINA KAARSBERG01-08-200401-11-2004SAN DIEGO$1,345.38source
Ralph M. Hall (R* (D until Jan 1, 2004)-TX)CHARLES COOKE01-10-200101-13-2001WASHINGTON, DC - SAN DIEGO, CA$1,319.37source
Ken Calvert (R-CA)DERON MCELROY01-10-200201-21-2002TRIP TO SAN DIEGO FACILITIES FOR OVERVIEW OF COMPANY$1,308.57source
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)DONALD DE ARMON01-09-200201-12-2002FLEW TO SAN DIEGO, CA FROM WASHINGTON, DC; ENDED TRIP THERE.$1,278.35source
Joe Barton (R-TX)RYAN LONG01-08-200401-11-2004SAN DIEGO, CA$1,276.29source
Conrad Burns (R-MT)CHRISTINE HEGGEM01-08-200401-11-2004SAN DIEGO, CA$1,276.29source
Thad Cochran (R-MS)JENNY REEVES01-10-200201-13-2002SAN DIEGO, CA$1,264.37source
John M. Spratt (D-SC)RUDY BARNES01-10-200201-11-2002SAN DIEGO, CA$1,264.37source
John E. Peterson (R-PA)BRIAN SOWA01-13-200501-16-2005SAN DIEGO$1,259.93source
Curt Weldon (R-PA)MICHAEL CONALLEN01-08-200401-11-2004SAN DIEGO, CA$1,255.38source
Bart Gordon (D-TN)CHRISTOPHER KING01-08-200401-11-2004SAN DIEGO, CA$1,255.38source
Joe Barton (R-TX)DWIGHT CATES01-08-200401-11-2004LA JOLLA, CA$1,255.38source
Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN)MARTIN MUAKY01-08-200401-11-2004$1,255.38source
Mark S. Kirk (R-IL)PATRICK MAGNUSON01-13-200501-16-2005SAN DIEGO, CA (SAN)$1,253.51source
Conrad Burns (R-MT)CLARK JOHNSON11-10-200411-12-2004SAN DIEGO, CA$1,240.00source
Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY)HARLAN WATSON01-11-200101-14-2001LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA$1,213.72source
Bart Gordon (D-TN)CHARLES ATKINS01-13-200501-16-2005SAN DIEGO, CA$1,198.59source
Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY)ROBERT PALMER01-11-200101-14-2001SAN DIEGO, CA$1,176.72source
Harold Rogers (R-KY)WILLIAM SMITH01-11-200101-14-2001SAN DIEGO, CA$1,176.00source
Zach Wamp (R-TN)ROBERT HOBART01-10-200201-13-2002$1,175.70source
Ed Pastor (D-AZ)MARIAN LEONARDO01-11-200101-14-2001GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA$1,152.72source
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)ED KRENIK01-11-200101-14-2001WASHINGTON DC-SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA$1,152.72source
Harry Reid (D-NV)ANDREW WILLISON01-11-200101-14-2001SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA$1,152.72source
Sonny Callahan (R-AL)MICHAEL SHARP01-11-200101-14-2001SAN DIEGO, CA$1,152.72source
Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY)NJEMA FRAZIER01-11-200101-14-2001SAN DIEGO, CA$1,152.72source
Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY)KAREN KIMBALL01-11-200101-14-2001SAN DIEGO, CA$1,152.67source
Kay Granger (R-TX)NORA BOMARJOSEPH KHALIL10-23-200310-24-2003NEW YORK$920.84source
Edward Whitfield (R-KY)KAREN LONG03-15-200103-16-2001PADUCAH, KENTUCKY$846.98source
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)ERICA STRIEBEL10-23-200310-24-2003NEW YORK, NY$766.62source
Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)LYNH NGUYEN03-15-200103-16-2001METROPOLIS, ILL. AND PADUCAH, KY$743.00source
Roy Blunt (R-MO)BRIAN GASTON07-02-200307-03-2003NEW YORK, NEW YORK$402.11source
Roy Blunt (R-MO)KIRK BOYLE07-03-2003LIBERTY ISLAND, NEW YORK$359.61source
Don Nickles (R-OK)STEPHEN MOFFITT01-10-2002TO NEW YORK CITY$298.00source


* Only three members of Congress have accepted all expense paid trips form General Atomics. They are Rep. Bob Riley, Howard McKeon, and Rep. Jerry Lewis, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Committee staff were assigned to the member of congress who approved their trip.


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