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II2th Congress MEMBER / OFFICER POST ~ TRA VEL DISCLOSURE FORM

This form is for disclosing the receipt of travel expenses from a private source for meetings, speaking engagements, fact-finding trips or similar events in connection with official.duties, You need not disclose government-funded or political travel on this form, or travel that is unrelated to official duties. This form does not eliminate the need to report all privately-funded travel on the Member or officer's annual Financial Disclosure Statement. In accordance with clause 5 of House Rule 25, complete this form and file it with the Clerk of the House of Representatives, B-I06 Cannon House Office Building, within 15 days after travel is completed. The Clerk is to make these forms available to the public as soon as possible after they are received. Obtain the dollar amounts from the sponsor; if exact dollar amounts are unavailable, provide a good faith estimate.

Name of Member or Officer (print or type):

Rep. William Owens ,-J_a,...n_e---,O..-w--,-e_n_s
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12/27/2011 - 111/2012 Montreal - Los Angeles - Taipei

Itinerary (cities of departure - destination ~ return):

Taipel - Vancouver- Montreal
Sponsor(s) (who paid for the trip):

Chinese Culture University

Describe meetings and events attended (attach additional pages if necessary):

See attached itinerary

Attached to this form are EACH of the following (signify "yes" for each item by checking the corresponding box): 1. [{] the Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form completed by trip sponsor, including all attachments; 2. IZI the Privately-Sponsored Travel Approval Form completed by the Member or officer; and 3. 0 the Committee on Ethics letter approving my participation on this trip. I represent that I participated in each of the activities reflected in the sponsor's agenda (signify "yes" by checking box): ill If not, explain:

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U.S. House of Representatives 112th Congress MEMBER I OFFICER POST -TRAVEL DISCLOSURE FORM

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This form is for disclosing the receipt of travel expenses from a private source for meetings, speaking engagements, . fact-finding trips or similar events in connection with official duties. You need not disclose government-funded or polltical travel on this form, or travel that is unrelated to official duties, This form does not eliminate the need to report privately-funded travel on the Member or officer's annual Financial Disclosure Statement. In accordance with clause 5 of House Rule 25, complete this form and file it with the Clerk of the House of Representatives, B~106 Cannon House Office Building, within 15 days after travel is completed. The Clerk is to make these forms available to the public as soon as possible after they are received. Obtain the dollar amounts from the sponsor; if exact dollar amounts are unavailable, provide a goodfaith estimate.

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Name of Member or Officer (print or type): Name of Accompanying Family Memb Relationship to Member/Officer: Date of Departure and Date of Return: Dates at personal expense:

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Itinerary (cities of departure - destination - return): Taipei ~ Vancouver - Montreal Sponsor(s) (who paid for the trip):

Chinese Culture University

Describe meetings and events attended (attach additional pages ifnecessary):

See attached itinerary

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For Members, Officers, and Employees This form should be completed by House Members, officers, or employees seeking Committee approval of privately-sponsored travel or reimbursement for travel under House Rule 25, clause 5. The completed form should be submitted directly to the Committee by each invited House Member, officer, or employee..together with the completed and signed Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form and any attachments. A copy of this form, minus this initial page, will be made available for public inspection. Please type/orin. Form (and any auaehments) may be/axed to the Committee at (202) 225-7392.

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November 29,2011 The Honorable Bill Owens United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 U.S.A Dear Congressman Owens:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you and Mrs. Owens to visit the Republic of China (Taiwan) from December 27 to 31, 2011, as guests of the Chinese Culture University (CeU). ' Chinese Culture University is one of Taiwan's leading institutions of higher education. A private university founded in 1962, CCU has developed a comprehensive undergraduate program that reflects its understanding of Taiwan's role in the broader global community. Our founders knew that in order-to grow and prosper in its present historical and global setting, Chinese culture must inherit the best that thy East and the West have to offer. To this end, the university has also developed a strong program of international exchanges and sister university relations. you and others from the U.S. Congress on this educational and fact-finding visit to Taiwan as part of our effortto broaden relations through new exchange initiatives. We hope to introduce you to Taiwan, its people, and the range of issues that shape its domestic and national security policies today - and which have direct relevance to the United States and U.S.-Taiwan relations. Therefore, we have formulated a program that will include meetings with key leaders in both the government and private ' sectors, exchanges with policy experts from CCU and other institutions, and visits to ' important economic and cultural sites. CCU will provide round-trip air transportation to Taipei, and local transportation and accommodations during your stay in Taiwan. I hope you can join be both educational andan Please contact my Assistant information. Ilook forward your colleagues for this visit to Taiwan, which we believe will opportunity to exchange views and build lasting relationship. Ms. Lynn Yu at yulingyi@staff.pccu.edu.tw for additional , to seeing you in Taiwan. ' Sincerely,

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Linda T. Sanohez, California. Ranking Member
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The Honorable William L. Owens U.S, House of Representatives 431 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Colleague: Pursuant to House Rule 25, clause 5(d)(2), the Committee en Ethics hereby approves your and your spouse's proposed trip to Taiwan, scheduled for December 27,2011. to January 1, 2012~ sponsored by the Chinese Culture University, You must complete a Member Travel Disclosure Form and file it with the Clerk of the House within 15 days after your return from travel As part of that filing, you are required to attach a copy of this letter and the Private Spon~or Travel Certification Form, including attachments. You must also report all travel expenses totaling more than $350 from a single source on Schedule VII of your annual Financial Disclosure Statement, Because the trip may involve meetings with f-oreign government representatives, we note that House Members may accept, under the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act, gifts "of minimal value [currently $350] tendered as a souvenir or mark of courtesy" by a foreign government: Any tangible gifts valued in excess of $350 received from a foreign government must, within 60 . days of acceptance. be disclosed on a Form for Disclosing Gifts from Foreign Governments and either turned over to the Clerk of "the House, or, with the written approval of the Committee, . retained for official use,
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Li-Chih Cheng RE: TECRO contact after Nov, 22 for Congressman Owens' visit

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