Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, on the right, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, spoke about security issues and his experience in the Senate before being honored with his own fundraiser. Executives and lobbyists gave $37,950 in contributions, according to Inouye's office. A spokesman for Inouye said the trip was part of a nine-day "work trip" to his home state. His travel costs were paid by the campaign. Travel costs for four aides were charged to taxpayers, according to the spokesperson.