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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 436 $3,228,832
    Approved by Republicans 195 $1,257,567
    Approved by Democrats 239 $1,966,339


View Details / PDF Traveler/ Dates Sponsor Approver Destination/ Purpose Cost
View trip details View original PDF Miller, James (Jamie)
08/22/04-08/29/04
Defense Forum Foundation Barrett, Rep. Gresham (-SC)
Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
Fact-finding mission regarding Western Sahara refugees
$1,750.00
View trip details View original PDF Stephens, Randall (Randy)
04/22/00-04/30/00
Defense Forum Foundation Bartlett, Rep. Roscoe (-MD)
Madrid, SpainCultural Mecca - Algiers, Algeria - ... more
Cultural and educational exchange
$1,585.00
View trip details View original PDF Ehrich, Robert John Black (Rob)
05/22/04-05/28/04
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Bayh, Sen. Evan (-IN)
UgandaHellhole
Fact-finding trip for congressional staff to look at the issue of orphans
$4,409.00
View trip details View original PDF Gonzales, Melody Star
04/29/12-05/05/12
American Israel Education Foundation Becerra, Rep. Xavier (-CA)
Golan Heights, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Participated in an educational trip to Israel; visited cultural and political sites; met with govern... more
$10,188.59
View trip details View original PDF Ramseur, David S.
10/15/12-10/19/12
American Israel Education Foundation Begich, Sen. Mark (-AK)
Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - Tel Aviv, Israel - ... more
Participated in "Educational Seminar in Israel;" met with government representatives, civic leaders,... more
$10,425.19
View trip details View original PDF Begich, Sen. Mark (-AK)
10/15/12-10/18/12
American Israel Education Foundation Begich, Sen. Mark (-AK)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Gaza, IsraelHellhole - ... more
Participated in "Educational Seminar in Israel;" met with government representatives, civic leaders,... more
$19,836.62
View trip details View original PDF Etienne, Ashley Danielle
08/11/03-08/15/03
Global Health Council Bell, Rep. Chris (-TX)
HaitiHellhole
Fact-finding mission to observe health programs
$1,411.00
View trip details View original PDF Hamilton, Justin
11/30/03-12/07/03
Defense Forum Foundation Bell, Rep. Chris (-TX)
Madrid, SpainCultural Mecca - Algiers, Algeria - ... more
Fact-finding mission to Sahrawi refugee camps
$1,248.67
View trip details View original PDF Bennet, Sen. Michael (-CO)
08/25/12-08/29/12
American Israel Education Foundation Bennet, Sen. Michael (-CO)
Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - Sderot, Israel - ... more
Participated in an educational seminar on foreign policy and national security issues related to the... more
$12,685.47
View trip details View original PDF Morrison, Mark E.
03/21/08-03/29/08
RESULTS Educational Fund Bennett, Sen. Bob (-UT)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole - New Delhi, India
To learn more about micro-finance and tuberculosis treatment to better assist Sen. Bennett in his du... more
$4,640.23
View trip details View original PDF Bera, Rep. Ami (-CA)
08/04/13-08/12/13
American Israel Education Foundation Bera, Rep. Ami (-CA)
Bethlehem, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Meetings with top Israeli officials, seminars on history and foreign policy, and tours of multiple s... more
$18,461.84
View trip details View original PDF Harsha, Daniel (Dan)
11/26/07-12/02/07
Defense Forum Foundation Berman, Rep. Howard (-CA)
Algiers, Algeria - Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
To meet with refugee advocates and parliamentarians
$1,751.00
View trip details View original PDF King, Antonina A.
08/22/09-08/30/09
International Committee of the Red Cross Berman, Rep. Howard (-CA)
Kampala, UgandaHellhole
Attended tours and site visits to learn about the work and concerns of the Red Cross in Uganda
$3,732.07
View trip details View original PDF Steinbaum, Jason Bennett
04/15/10-04/16/10
Humpty Dumpty Institute Berman, Rep. Howard (-CA)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole
Met with U.N. and U.S. officials regarding relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti
$1,060.00
View trip details View original PDF See corresponding Foreign Gift Blank, Jonah B.
08/19/02-08/27/02
International Rescue Committee - Mercy Corps Biden, Sen. Joe (-DE)
AfghanistanHellhole
Official fact-finding
$315.00
View trip details View original PDF Hittos, Elizabeth (Liz)
07/05/10-07/12/10
Defense Forum Foundation Bilirakis, Rep. Gus (-FL)
Algiers, Algeria - Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
Meetings with U.N. officials and local leaders of the Sahrawi refugee camps
$2,131.00
View trip details View original PDF Grunert, Miriam Keim
10/22/12-10/26/12
Defense Forum Foundation Bilirakis, Rep. Gus (-FL)
Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
Toured refugee camps with humanitarian organizations; met with human rights activists, hospital pers... more
$2,100.00
View trip details View original PDF Gilyard, Beverly S.
07/01/00-07/09/00
American Jewish Committee Bishop, Rep. Sanford (-GA)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Golan Heights, Israel - ... more
Fact-finding and educational
$3,287.00
View trip details View original PDF Blackburn, Rep. Marsha Wedgeworth (-TN)
05/09/14-05/15/14
International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation Blackburn, Rep. Marsha Wedgeworth (-TN)
Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - Hebron, Israel - ... more
Toured historic sites; met with Israeli officials.
$24,895.00
View trip details View original PDF Blumenauer, Rep. Earl (-OR)
05/09/14-05/16/14
J Street Education Fund Inc. Blumenauer, Rep. Earl (-OR)
Bethlehem, Israel - Hebron, Israel - ... more
Visited historical sites; met with Israeli, Jordanian and U.S. officials.
$11,217.10
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