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Back to The Data

Office of

Michael Bilirakis


Total cost of 26 office trips: $62,820.31


Trips by Michael Bilirakis
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $32,959.31

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND AWARD PRESENTATION FOR HIS LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF VETERANS
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $332.11
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS REGARDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,810.07
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,386.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,781.60
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: PINELLAS COUNTY OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,521.90
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACTFINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,310.26
source

Destination: TAMPA-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AS A MEMBER OF A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL.
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,963.10
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: American Hellenic Council of California
Purpose: AWARDS CEREMONY-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,436.60
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,381.40
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Blinded Veterans Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $400.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Bilirakis

Jeremy Allen
Anne Elizabeth Esposito
Rebecca Hyder
Carrie Melvin
Erin Ockunzzi
Sarah Owen
Christy Stefadouros
Steven Tilton
Matthew Tuten



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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