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Come fly with me: Lawmakers took 21 privately funded trips this Congress

by Cronkite News on 07/16/2014

Congressman praises House Ethics Committee

by Mason City Globe Gazette on 07/09/2014

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by Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier on 07/06/2014

Interest groups let Congress travel free

by Milwaukee - Wisconsin Journal Sentinel on 07/05/2014

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 Fleming, Margaret K. (Maggie)
02/15/09-02/22/09
International Committee of the Red Cross Brownback, Sen. Sam (-KS)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole - Cap-Haitien, Haiti - ... more
Educational opportunity to learn about the ICRC and its humanitarian concern in Haiti
$1,878.00
View trip details View original PDF Flores, Rep. Bill (-TX)
01/07/12-01/15/12
American Israel Education Foundation Flores, Rep. Bill (-TX)
Gaza, IsraelHellhole - Golan Heights, Israel - ... more
Participated in "Educational Seminar in Israel;" met with government representatives, civic leaders,... more
$21,198.60
View trip details View original PDF Frankel, Rep. Lois (-FL)
08/04/13-08/13/13
American Israel Education Foundation Frankel, Rep. Lois (-FL)
Bethlehem, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Meetings with top Israeli officials, seminars on history and foreign policy, and tours of multiple s... more
$9,827.10
View trip details View original PDF Franken, Sen. Al (-MN)
02/18/12-02/26/12
American Israel Education Foundation Franken, Sen. Al (-MN)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Participated in an educational trip to Israel; visited cultural and political sites; met with govern... more
$26,732.82
View trip details View original PDF Christensen, Autumn Fredericks
08/22/04-08/29/04
Defense Forum Foundation Akin, Rep. Todd (-MO)
Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
Visit refugee camp
$1,749.81
View trip details View original PDF Freebairn, John Spencer (Spencer)
11/12/00-11/19/00
Defense Forum Foundation Lewis, Rep. Jerry (-CA)
Madrid, SpainCultural Mecca - Algiers, Algeria - ... more
Fact-finding
$1,162.00
View trip details View original PDF French, Jennifer Katy (Katy)
08/11/03-08/18/03
AIDS Responsibility Project Gregg, Sen. Judd (-NH)
South AfricaGolfing - Botswana - ... more
Purpose not disclosed
$4,627.00
View trip details View original PDF Frist, Sen. Bill (-TN)
08/06/04-08/11/04
Samaritan's Purse Frist, Sen. Bill (-TN)
Chad - SudanHellhole - ... more
Fact-finding mission and meetings with government officials
$1,594.41
View trip details View original PDF Frist, Sen. Bill (-TN)
08/09/04-08/10/04
Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Frist, Sen. Bill (-TN)
SudanHellhole
Fact-finding mission and meetings with government officials
$67.00
View trip details View original PDF Gabbard, Rep. Tulsi (-HI)
08/04/13-08/04/13
American Israel Education Foundation Gabbard, Rep. Tulsi (-HI)
Bethlehem, Israel - Jerusalem, IsraelCultural Mecca - ... more
Meetings with top Israeli officials, seminars on history and foreign policy, and tours of multiple s... more
$19,642.08
Pricey Hotels
View trip details View original PDF Gahun, Jamie Harper
04/29/12-05/05/12
American Israel Education Foundation Culberson, Rep. John (-TX)
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 Gibbons, Emily
03/30/07-04/08/07
RESULTS Educational Fund Engel, Rep. Eliot Lance (-NY)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole - Delhi, India
The purpose is to experience firsthand the progress in and challenges to TB and HIV efforts in two d... more
$5,338.00
View trip details View original PDF Gibbs, Francis Boll
05/25/03-06/02/03
Defense Forum Foundation Crenshaw, Rep. Ander (-FL)
Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
Educational mission to view progress of ongoing U.N. mission for the referendum in western Sahara
$2,383.48
View trip details View original PDF Gidigbi, Stephanie
04/15/10-04/17/10
Humpty Dumpty Institute Payne, Rep. Don (-NJ)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole
Met with U.N. and U.S. officials regarding relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti
$1,256.00
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 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 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 González, Anna
04/15/10-04/17/10
Humpty Dumpty Institute Hastings, Rep. Alcee (-FL)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole
Met with U.N. and U.S. officials regarding relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti
$1,061.08
View trip details View original PDF Gonzalez, Cesar A.
04/29/12-05/06/12
American Israel Education Foundation Diaz-Balart, Rep. Mario (-FL)
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 Gonzalez, Cesar A.
08/20/12-08/23/12
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Diaz-Balart, Rep. Mario (-FL)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole - Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Participated in a congressional delegation to Haiti to view development efforts; visited housing pro... more
$3,468.70
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