In the Loop: travel


Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Pols’ pay not huge but perks are excellent

A 12-day, expense-paid, fact-finding trip to India can be part of the job.

By Al Kamen  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, codel, Boehner, Shock, Lummis, McMorris Rodgers, congressional, travel, National Indian American Public Policy Institute, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Hillary Clinton only secretary since Nixon years to skip the Vatican

Loop fix: The historical record didn’t note that Warren Christopher visited Pope John Paul II with Bill Clinton.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, travel, countries, Warren Christopher, Vatican, Pope John Paul II, Ray Flynn, Bill Clinton, Rome, Vatican, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Congress scours the globe in search of facts

IN THE LOOP | Retiring lawmakers make swan-song journeys before they leave office.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lame duck travel, codels, congressional travel, lame duck, Kent Conrad, Olympia Snowe, Dennis Cardoza, Richard Lugar, Devin Nunes, European Command, Bonjardim, Praca dos Restauradores, Pasteis de Belem, Jack Kingston, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Congress flies to rescue the euro zone

Lawmakers are taking off for a week of talks with finance ministers and bankers in Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

By Al Kamen  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, congressional travel, Europe, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain, Kent Conrad, Pat Leahy, Thad Cochran, Olympia Snowe, Jeanne Shaheen, Dennis Cardoza, Treasury, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s travel logs

The secretary of state is No. 1 in terms of countries visited and days on the road.

By Al Kamen  |  05:44 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, travel, miles traveled, days on the road, countries visited, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Codels to Asia, anyone?

Two groups of House members are off to Asia during next week’s recess.

By Al Kamen  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, travel, recess, codel, congressional trips, China, India, Korea, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Kline, Ma Ying-jeou, Lee Myung-bak, North Korea, DMZ, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Joe Lieberman, travelin’ man

Outgoing Sen Joe Lieberman is still on the road in his final months in office, taking a couple of fact-finding jaunts to the Mideast in recent months.

By Al Kamen  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Lieberman, Holy Land, trips, Israel, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, codel, military jet, costs, travel, Pentagon, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Senator or representative absent? Look abroad

Could be you elected lawmakers have left the country over the recent recess, looking for those elusive facts overseas.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional travel, Nancy Pelosi, Jim McDermott, Tom Harkin, Mike Enzi, Roger Wicker, Kent Conrad, Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss, Mike Rogers, Dutch Ruppersberger, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, In the Loop, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Lithuania, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Qatar, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Foreign Service pets score big

United Airlines has told the State Department and the foreign service association that it will extend the military waiver for transporting pets overseas to Foreign Service pets as well.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, American Foreign Service Association, United Airlines, AFSA, pets, military pet travel, Gary Locke, China, Patrick Kennedy, Susan Johnson, Chris Van Hollen, Jim Moran, Gerry Connolly, Donna Edwards, Nita Lowey, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Acting GSA chief clamps down on travel

Acting GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini issued new restrictions on travel and conferences Monday afternoon in the wake of a controversy over lavish agency spending.

By Al Kamen  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GSA, General Services Administration, GSA scandal, GSA new travel restrictions, GSA travel, GSA conferences, Las Vegas, Dan Tangherlini, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Travel ban clouds Hawaii airline industry retreat

An airline industry gathering takes a hit, as federal workers’ travel budgets tighten.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Travel and Leisure, hawaii, government travel

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Boehner, lawmakers to travel to Brazil, Colombia, Mexico

The speaker is taking a group of colleagues on a January jaunt to Brazil and Mexico.

By Al Kamen  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Travel and Leisure

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011

GOP freshmen fish for dollars at ritzy retreat

A group of Republican freshman are holding a weekend fundraiser at a posh Florida resort.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Travel and Leisure

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Lieberman to lead delegation to Mideast over the holidays?

By Al Kamen  |  02:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Travel and Leisure

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Cal Ripken to be our man in Japan

Cal Ripken, diplomat, heads overseas.

By Emily Heil  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Travel and Leisure