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Office of

C.L. Otter


Total cost of 22 office trips: $33,173.26


Trips by C.L. Otter
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,704.06

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS-FOOD QUALITY, BIO-TERRORISM
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Western Watch Foundation
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT WESTERN ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,602.72
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,570.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of C.L. Otter

Will Hart
Brandon Heiner
Malisah Johnson
Jeff Malmen
Michael Mceleney
Jani Revier
Josh Tewalt
Todd Ungerecht



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Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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