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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Davis


Total cost of 30 office trips: $79,886.08


Trips by Jim Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $29,121.71

Destination: HYDE PARK/POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2-DAY POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $571.09
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST - LEBANON, ISRAEL, KUWAIT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,270.82
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY MEETINGS
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $656.29
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST-SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDIA ARABIA, ISRAEL, PA
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: CONGRESS AND DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,281.35
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORP AND MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,970.16
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, VA DCA/PITTSBURG/ROANOKE/CHARLOTTE/TAMPA
Sponsor: Washington and Lee University
Purpose: WASHINGTON & LEE MOCK CONVENTION
Date: Jan 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA-AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS AND DEBATE POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,389.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Davis

Tricia Barrentine
Suzanne Farmer
Tracy Nagelbush
J J Piskadlo



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