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Back to The Data

Office of

Anibal Acevedo-Vila


Total cost of 11 office trips: $21,955.25


Trips by Anibal Acevedo-Vila
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $14,621.23

Destination: SAN JUAN/MEXICO CITY/DALLAS TX
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETING WITH PRESIDENT VICENTE FOX AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & BUSINESSMEN
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,369.89
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TX TO SAN JUAN
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CHCI BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $574.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,122.00
source

Destination: CAPITOL HILL/LEESBURG/CAPITOL HILL
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $719.62
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.72
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anibal Acevedo-Vila

Ileana Fas-Pacheco
Kevin Hanes
Kim Newin
Larissa Ortiz
Carlos Ruiz-Nazario



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