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MEEHAN, MARTIN T, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $16,256.20

Average cost per trip - $3,251.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 346 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Campaign for America, Campaign Reform Project
Dates - June 16, 2001 - June 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - legislative luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,653.00
Lodging Cost - $687.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,340.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Spouse Ellen Murphy Meehan accompanied.
Notes - Spouse Ellen Murphy Meehan

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - congressional civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - Spouse Ellen Meehan and infant Daniel accompanied. Member paid $1000 towards cost of trip. Other costs are entry fees.

Travel Cost - $960.00
Lodging Cost - $536.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $1,826.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute of Public Policy
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Cong. Meehan was awarded the Panetta Institute's Jefferson Lincoln Award for Public Service
Notes - accompanying spouse, Ellen Murphy Meehan

Travel Cost - $7,757.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,417.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Discovery Communications
Dates - May 16, 2004 - May 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA - New York, NY

Purpose - campaign finance reform television taping
Notes - other expenses were car service

Travel Cost - $197.20
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $54.00
Total Cost - $471.20

Additional family members - No

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Minorities and Special Ed

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