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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Cooper


Total cost of 17 office trips: $54,214.41


Trips by Jim Cooper
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $49,230.62

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $662.01
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: MOREHEAD FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN MOREHEAD ALUMNI FORUM
Date: Mar 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $215.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Thomas Cressey Equity Partners
Purpose: PARTICIPATION/SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,297.13
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-WILLIAMSBURG, VA-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: New Democrat Network
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $608.40
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,797.40
source

Destination: NASHVILLE FAIRBANKS, BEAVER, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NAT'L WILDLIFE REFUGE, KAKTOVIK-FAIRBANKS-GULFPORT, MS
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTH JUSTICE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB, WITTERNESS SOCIETY, WORLD WILDLIFE FEE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING/ENERGY & WILDERNESS ISSUE
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,559.76
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - BRISBANE - CARNES L.A.
Sponsor: American Australian Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $25,441.56
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,121.40
source

Destination: D.C. - BOSTON
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Jul 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $428.62
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.79
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,843.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Cooper

Thomas Fields
Christi Granstaff
Laura Haynes
Anne Kim



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