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Back to The Data

Office of

Rahm Emanuel


Total cost of 23 office trips: $40,148.49


Trips by Rahm Emanuel
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $17,992.58

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: National-Louis University
Purpose: DELIVERY OF COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE-NEW YORK, LA GUARDIA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT TO NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND RINGING OF BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Expense: $1,111.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT TO THE CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $550.86
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE. "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER"
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,194.89
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PUBLICATION AND SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,014.22
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PROGRAM FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,269.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rahm Emanuel

John Borovicka
Robert Getzoff
Jonathan Hoganson
Luis Jimenez
Elizabeth Smith
Pete Spiro



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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