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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 442 $3,236,853
    Approved by Republicans 198 $1,262,621
    Approved by Democrats 242 $1,969,307


View Details / PDF Traveler/ Dates Sponsor Approver Destination/ Purpose Cost
View trip details View original PDF Smith, Nicholas J.
08/06/04-08/11/04
Samaritan's Purse Frist, Sen. Bill (-TN)
Chad - SudanHellhole - ... more
Fact-finding mission and meetings with government officials
$2,344.83
View trip details View original PDF Crowley, Rep. Joe (-NY)
01/11/02-01/14/02
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute - Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Crowley, Rep. Joe (-NY)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole - New Delhi, India - ... more
To discuss trade and economic development issues, to visit Bangladesh garment industry
$2,312.72
View trip details View original PDF McCannell, Christopher Scott (Chris)
01/08/02-01/14/02
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute - Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Crowley, Rep. Joe (-NY)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole
To discuss trade issues and to visit Bangladeshi garment industry
$2,225.00
View trip details View original PDF Silberfeld, Anthony T. (Tony)
01/08/02-01/14/02
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute - Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Crowley, Rep. Joe (-NY)
Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole
To discuss trade issues and to visit Bangladeshi garment industry
$2,225.00
View trip details View original PDF Hammond, Stephanie L.
07/05/10-07/12/10
Defense Forum Foundation Franks, Rep. Trent (-AZ)
Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole - Algiers, Algeria
Meetings with U.N. officials and local leaders of the Sahrawi refugee camps
$2,200.00
View trip details View original PDF Smith, Stephanie Blanton (Stephanie)
03/28/02-04/02/02
Defense Forum Foundation Dreier, Rep. David (-CA)
Western SaharaHellhole - Algeria
Fact-finding
$2,137.00
View trip details View original PDF Hoffman, Elizabeth McClain
07/05/10-07/12/10
Defense Forum Foundation Wolf, Rep. Frank (-VA)
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 Anderson, Elyse Bauer
07/05/10-07/12/10
Defense Forum Foundation Wolf, Rep. Frank (-VA)
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 Haley, Katherine Cannon
07/05/10-07/12/10
Defense Forum Foundation Boehner, Rep. John (-OH)
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 Walters, Trent M.
07/05/10-07/12/10
Defense Forum Foundation Aderholt, Rep. Robert (-AL)
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 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 Adams, Gregory E. (Greg)
02/18/06-02/27/06
Refugees International Watson, Rep. Diane (-CA)
Saidpur, BangladeshHellhole - Dhaka, BangladeshHellhole
Investigate plight of stateless people living in refugee camps in Bangladesh
$2,123.46
View trip details View original PDF Martin, Cynthia Anita
10/18/11-10/20/11
Oxfam International - ActionAid International - ... more Conyers, Rep. John (-MI)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole
Attended Je Nan Je Haiti Land and Housing Rights Symposium
$2,102.00
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 Simpkins, Gregory B.
10/22/12-10/26/12
Defense Forum Foundation Smith, Rep. Chris (-NJ)
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 Setmayer, Tara Olivia
10/22/12-10/26/12
Defense Forum Foundation Rohrabacher, Rep. Dana (-CA)
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 Cullinane, Scott P.
10/22/12-10/26/12
Defense Forum Foundation Rohrabacher, Rep. Dana (-CA)
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 Saulny, LaVerne
08/20/12-08/23/12
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. Landrieu, Sen. Mary (-LA)
Port-au-Prince, HaitiHellhole
Participated in a congressional delegation to Haiti to view development efforts; visited housing pro... more
$2,099.15
View trip details View original PDF Nelson, Damon Paul
03/28/02-04/02/02
Defense Forum Foundation Radanovich, Rep. George (-CA)
Tindouf, AlgeriaHellhole
Visit Saharawi refugee camps
$2,086.00
View trip details View original PDF Svinicki, Kristine L.
01/20/02-01/22/02
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Craig, Sen. Larry (-ID)
Imo State, NigeriaHellhole - Salton Sea, CA
Fact-finding and tour of geothermal energy facilities and zinc recovery project. Policy workshops on... more
$1,987.75
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