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Cablegate: Codel Chambliss - Nov 24-29

O 131348Z NOV 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMCONSUL DUBAI IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
AMEMBASSY KABUL
AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD

UNCLAS STATE 117185

CODEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OREP AMGT ASEC AFIN AE AF PK

SUBJECT: CODEL CHAMBLISS - NOV 24-29

REF:STATE 22017

THE ITINERARY FOR ALL CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL SHOULD BE HANDLED
CAREFULLY AND SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ONLY TO THOSE WITH A REAL NEED TO
KNOW. THE ITINERARY SHOULD NOT BE MADE PUBLIC WITHOUT THE SPECIFIC
PERMISSION OF THE HEAD OF THE DELEGATION, AND LOGISTICAL ARRANGEMENTS
SUCH AS HOTEL RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE RESERVED IN THE EMBASSY'S NAME
AND NOT IN THE NAME OF THE CONGRESSIONAL TRAVELER WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

1. SENATOR SAXBY CHAMBLISS, MEMBER OF THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES
COMMITTEE (SASC), HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO LEAD A CONGRESSIONAL
DELEGATION TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN DURING
THE PERIOD OF NOV 24-29, 2009. THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO MEET
WITH MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LEADERS IN EACH COUNTRY AND TO ASCERTAIN
THE MILITARY AND POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE REGION. A TENTATIVE
COMPOSITION AND PROPOSED ITINERARY ARE PROVIDED BELOW. FOR FURTHER
DETAILS ON HANDLING CODEL TRAVEL PLEASE REFER TO STATE 22017
(CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL REFERENCE GUIDE, DATED MARCH 9, 2009). REQUEST
WELCOME, THREAT ASSESSMENT AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION. PLEASE
BE ADVISED, ACTUAL COSTS, OR COST ESTIMATES IF ACTUAL COSTS ARE NOT
KNOWN, SHOULD BE CABLED NLT 15 DAYS AFTER CODEL'S DEPARTURE, AND
FINAL COSTS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

2. COMPOSITION:
(MEMBERS)
SEN. SAXBY CHAMBLISS (R-GA)
REP. LYNN WESTMORELAND (R-GA)
REP. TOM PRICE (R-GA)
REP. JOHN BARROW (D-GA)

(STAFF)
MR. CLYDE TAYLOR, PERSONAL STAFF, SEN. CHAMBLISS
MS. JENNIFER WAGNER, PROFESSIONAL STAFF, SSCI

(DOD)
MG WILLIAM NESBITT, GA TAG
MAJ. COLIN BROOKS, USA

3. ITINERARY:
TUE, NOV 24
2020 LV ATLANTA VIA DL-8

WED, NOV 25
1915 AR DUBAI
RON

FRI, NOV 27
TBD LV DUBAI VIA MILAIR
TBD AR KABUL
RON

SAT, NOV 28
TBD LV KABUL FOR ISLAMABAD
RON

SUN, NOV 29
0410 LV ISLAMABAD VIA UA-4738
0615 AR DOHA
0900 LV DOHA VIA UA-4701
1555 AR WASHDC

4. ACTION REQUESTED: PLEASE DESIGNATE AN ADMINISTRATIVE POINT OF
CONTACT (POC) TO ASSIST WITH THE TRIP AND PROVIDE THE NECESSARY
TRANSPORTATION. PLEASE ADVISE DEPARTMENT (H) WITH NAME, NUMBERS
(OFFICE/HOME/FAX/CELL) AND UNCLASSIFIED EMAIL ADDRESS OF POC.

CODEL POINTS OF CONTACT IN WASHINGTON ARE:

MR. GEORGE COLVIN, DIRECTOR, CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL OFFICE, BUREAU OF
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (H) AT (W) 202/203-7704, (UNCL EMAIL)
COLVINGW@STATE.GOV.

B) MS. DELORES PARKS, PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TRAVEL), BUREAU OF
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (H) AT (W) 202/203-7702, (UNCL EMAIL)
PARKSDP@STATE.GOV.

5. ACTION REQUESTED: PLEASE RESERVE ACCOMMODATIONS AT APPROPRIATE
HOTELS WITHIN PER DIEM, IF POSSIBLE, FOR ALL OVERNIGHT STOPS. PLEASE
CONFIRM ACCOMMODATIONS TO DEPARTMENT (H) WITH DAILY RATE IN USDOLS
ALONG WITH ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX/ROOM NUMBERS AND ADVISE IF TAX,
SERVICE AND BREAKFAST ARE INCLUDED IN RATE. ALSO ADVISE H WITH
LATEST CANCELLATION DATE WITHOUT PENALTY TO THE CODEL.

6. ACTION REQUESTED: ALL OFFICIAL IN-COUNTRY SCHEDULES, WHERE
ARRANGED BY POSTS, SHOULD BE CABLED TO DEPARTMENT (H). A SEPARATE
MESSAGE MAY/MAY FOLLOW WITH SCHEDULING REQUESTS.


7. A FULL DAY OF PER DIEM SHOULD BE DISBURSED IN LOCAL CURRENCY FOR
EACH NIGHT SPENT IN-COUNTRY. POSTS SHOULD NOT ISSUE PER DIEM IN
INCREMENTS FOR PARTIAL DAYS. FURTHERMORE, WE REQUEST THAT PER DIEM
BE DISBURSED DIRECTLY TO THE AUTHORIZED TRAVELERS TO BE USED
ACCORDINGLY.

8. AUTHORIZATION: REF 01 STATE 017811, CHARGE SENATE APPROPRIATION
00X0188.1-2089-019034, SUB-OBJECTS 2166/2167/2168 AS APPROPRIATE.
FOR EACH NIGHT SPENT IN-COUNTRY, DISBURSE THE MAXIMUM USG PER DIEM
RATE IN USD EQUIVALENT AS ESTABLISHED IN THE MONTHLY FTR, PLUS USDE
50 FOR ACTUAL COST, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION, AND OTHER OFFICIAL
EXPENSES, AUTHORIZED AS FOLLOWS:

SENATE ARMED SERVICES CMTE:
CHAMBLISS
TAYLOR

SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE:
WAGNER

ONLY THE M&IE RATE, PLUS 50 FOR ACTUAL COSTS, IS AUTHORIZED WHEREVER
GOVERNMENT HOUSING OR PRIVATE LODGING IS PROVIDED.

9. AUTHORIZATION: REF 01 STATE 017811, CHARGE HOUSE APPROPRIATION
00X0488.1-2089-010063, SUB-OBJECTS 2166/2167/2168 AS APPROPRIATE.
FOR EACH NIGHT SPENT IN-COUNTRY, DISBURSE THE MAXIMUM USG PER DIEM
RATE IN USD EQUIVALENT AS ESTABLISHED IN THE MONTHLY FTR, LOCAL
TRANSPORTATION, AND OTHER OFFICIAL EXPENSES, AUTHORIZED AS FOLLOWS:

HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES CMTE:
PRICE

HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORMS CMTE:
WESTMORELAND

HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE CMTE:
JOHN BARROW

ONLY THE M&IE RATE IS AUTHORIZED WHEREVER GOVERNMENT HOUSING OR
PRIVATE LODGING IS PROVIDED.

10. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, POSTS ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT COSTS IN
THE FOLLOWING REPORT FORMAT:

CODEL JONES EXPENDITURES FOR VISIT TO EREHWON, JUN 1-5, 2002 (PROVIDE
FISCAL DATA FOR TRIP HERE)

PER DIEM (2167)DOLS 300
--JONES, REP JOHNDOLS 125
--POLT, REP GEORGEDOLS 175
--PER DIEM RETURNED UNSPENT (JONES)DOLS 20

TRANSPORTATION (2166)DOLS 200
--AIR TRANSPORTATIONDOLS 200
(FOR CONUS USE ONLY)

OTHER EXPENSES (2168)DOLS 800
-- INTERPRETERS (ESTIMATE COSTS)DOLS 300
-- OVERTIME (LOCAL STAFF) DOLS 300
-- CONTROL ROOM DOLS 200
-- LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ETC.

THE ABOVE FORMAT SHOULD BE USED FOR ALL EVENTS/SERVICES EXPECTED TO
BE INCURRED BY POSTS WHICH WILL BE CHARGED TO CODEL FUND CITE.
REQUEST ACTUAL COSTS, OR COST ESTIMATES IF ACTUAL COSTS ARE NOT
KNOWN, BE PROVIDED TO H NLT 15 DAYS AFTER CODEL'S DEPARTURE, AND
FINAL COSTS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. CABLES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE
ATTN OF H AND RM/F/DFS/FO/AA/CAA (USING OREP AND AFIN TAGS).
CLINTON

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