http://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp These are national/int’l per diem rates which should not be held against any particular person or politician. I imagine the Democrats receive the same per diem. Why would they not? Has she done any research in this? These are the rates we use at our company for people who travel. We don’t know how much the lodging in Russia actually ended up costing or what meals they ate. The amounts are determined by the location. People can think whatever they want about food stamps but this whole thing is apples and oranges. And how did this woman actually know he ate steak and drank vodka?!