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Office of

William Clay


Total cost of 16 office trips: $41,955.28


Trips by William Clay
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $25,398.03

Destination: ST. LOUIS-MIAMI-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,367.00
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $658.81
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLA.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER, BREAKFAST SPEAKER, PANELIST AT HOUSING SUMMIT
Date: Mar 26, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,169.36
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Foundation for Women Legislators Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $488.59
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO, SAO PAULO-BRASILIA SALVADOR
Sponsor: CITIGROUP; PHRMA; GENERAL MOTORS; GLAXOSMITHKLINE; PORT OF NEW ORLEANS; IGATE TECHNOLOGIES; ODEBRECHT; COCA-COLA; CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION; MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS; CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,810.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,712.60
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, CINCINNATI, OH
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-UAW REGION 3'S 4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Expense: $841.29
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POSTMASTERS
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT POSTMASTERS CONVENTION
Date: Jul 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,350.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Clay

Michelle Allen
Frank Davis
Harriet Grigsby
Robert Odom



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