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Trips Hellholes


This page shows trips to locations that are usually not considered desirable. Often they are to places marred by violence or other harsh conditions. Sometimes, this designation is time-sensitive, such as after natural disasters.

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    No.Cost
    Trips Selected 434 $3,228,083
    Approved by Republicans 194 $1,258,310
    Approved by Democrats 238 $1,964,848


View Details / PDF Traveler/ Dates Sponsor Approver Destination/ Purpose Cost
View trip details View original PDF Jefferson, Rep. Bill (-LA)
11/08/00-11/15/00
The Shaw Group Inc. Jefferson, Rep. Bill (-LA)
Sao Tome and PrincipeTropical Paradise - Equatorial Guinea - ... more
Fact-finding economic development and trade mission
$6,872.20
View trip details View original PDF LaHood, Rep. Ray (-IL)
05/26/00-06/03/00
St. Sharbel Church (Peoria, Ill.) - Government of Lebanon LaHood, Rep. Ray (-IL)
Beirut, LebanonHellhole - Syria
Church dedication keynote speaker; meetings with government officials
$6,863.20
View trip details View original PDF Goins, Hope E.
04/29/12-05/01/12
American Israel Education Foundation Thompson, Rep. Bennie (-MS)
Golan Heights, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Meetings with Israeli experts about public policy
$6,833.42
View trip details View original PDF Aderholt, Rep. Robert (-AL)
12/10/06-12/14/06
Fellowship Foundation Aderholt, Rep. Robert (-AL)
Khartoum, SudanHellhole
Meet with Sudanese officials to discuss the ongoing crisis in Darfur
$6,773.50
View trip details View original PDF View Amended PDF Payne, Rep. Don (-NJ)
02/15/10-02/18/10
J Street Education Fund Inc. - Churches for Middle East Peace Payne, Rep. Don (-NJ)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Learning opportunities for members of congress about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
$6,712.70
View trip details View original PDF Walker, Beau T.
04/15/07-04/23/07
International Republican Institute Boozman, Rep. John (-AR)
Abuja, NigeriaHellhole
Election observer and met with U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, election commissioner and city officials
$6,670.86
View trip details View original PDF Doyle, Rep. Mike (-PA)
04/03/09-04/10/09
Fellowship Foundation Doyle, Rep. Mike (-PA)
Beirut, LebanonHellhole - Amman, Jordan - ... more
Met with various elected, religious and business leaders of visited countries
$6,663.00
View trip details View original PDF Diete-Spiff, Atonte
11/08/00-11/15/00
The Shaw Group Inc. Jefferson, Rep. Bill (-LA)
NigeriaHellhole - Equatorial Guinea - ... more
Fact-finding economic development and trade mission
$6,614.20
View trip details View original PDF Leman, Rachael D.
04/15/07-04/23/07
International Republican Institute Dreier, Rep. David (-CA)
Abuja, NigeriaHellhole - Gombe, NigeriaHellhole
In Abuja, attended briefings and trainings related to the EU; in Gombe, met with election officials ... more
$6,537.63
View trip details View original PDF Coburn, Sen. Tom (-OK)
06/02/05-06/05/05
Fellowship Foundation Coburn, Sen. Tom (-OK)
Beirut, LebanonHellhole
Develop leadership and fellowship groups within Lebanon government; build bonds
$6,478.85
View trip details View original PDF Durbin, Sen. Dick (-IL)
01/05/02-01/12/02
Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation Durbin, Sen. Dick (-IL)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Berlin, Germany - ... more
Fact-finding
$6,284.60
View trip details View original PDF Wade, Randall Lee Sr. (Randy)
08/20/11-08/26/11
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. Cohen, Rep. Steve (-TN)
Goma, Democratic Republic of the CongoHellhole - Kigali, Rwanda
Visited various health-related sites around Rwanda and Goma; met with local NGO representatives and ... more
$6,096.55
View trip details View original PDF Abedin, Huma Mahmood
02/23/05-02/27/05
India Today Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (-NY)
PakistanHellhole - New Delhi, India
Speech
$6,093.00
View trip details View original PDF McCannell, Christopher Scott (Chris)
04/06/01-04/15/01
Confederation of Indian Industry Crowley, Rep. Joe (-NY)
New Delhi, India - BangladeshHellhole - ... more
Economic and political meetings with Indian leaders
$5,952.64
View trip details View original PDF Williams, Charles M.
07/28/00-08/11/00
FK Consulting Inc. McDermott, Rep. Jim (-WA)
NigeriaHellhole - Angola - ... more
HIV-AIDS fact-finding mission - congressional task force on international HIV-AIDS
$5,948.00
View trip details View original PDF Lowenstein, Jeffrey Harris (Jeff)
03/30/07-04/08/07
RESULTS Educational Fund Schiff, Rep. Adam (-CA)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole - Delhi, India
Attend RESULTS US Congressional Educational Trip to Bangladesh and India: Understanding Efforts to C... more
$5,885.29
View trip details View original PDF View Amended PDF Halloran, Lawrence J.
10/26/07-11/02/07
International Republican Institute Davis, Rep. Tom (-VA)
Islamabad, PakistanHellhole - Lahore, PakistanHellhole
Mission to monitor Pakistani parliamentary and provincial elections
$5,840.21
View trip details View original PDF Tsentas, Christos Andros
03/30/07-04/08/07
RESULTS Educational Fund Lee, Rep. Barbara Jean (-CA)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole - Delhi, India
Site meetings with microfinance, tuberculosis and HIV programs; meetings with government health mini... more
$5,802.62
View trip details View original PDF Harper, William J. (Bill)
03/30/07-04/08/07
RESULTS Educational Fund McCollum, Rep. Betty (-MN)
BangladeshHellhole - India
Congressional educational trip to understand efforts to control TB and TB-HIV and microcredit progra... more
$5,780.00
View trip details View original PDF Roe, Jason Cabel
11/30/03-12/21/03
International Republican Institute Feeney, Rep. Tom (-FL)
Baghdad, IraqHellhole
Work with International Republican Institute to conduct an assessment of emerging political parties
$5,763.35
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