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Back to The Data

Office of

Shelley Moore Capito


Total cost of 19 office trips: $20,560.08


Trips by Shelley Moore Capito
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $6,059.43

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,818.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $498.78
source

Destination: WASH, D.C. TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV TO CHARLESTON, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: I WAS INVITED BY AAR TO SPEAK TO AAR ABOUT RAILROAD SAFETY AND SECURITY AND REP. CAPITO'S RAIL SECURITY LEGISLATION, H.R. 4143
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, WV TO NYC TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: SUB COMITTEE VISIT TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. CAPITOL MARKERS SUBCOMITTEE
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,377.65
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Shelley Moore Capito

Stephen Capelli
Shannon Darcy
Shirley Dissen
Mark Johnson
Robert Raffety
Rob Steptoe
Adam Tomlinson



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