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Office of

Sanford Bishop


Total cost of 24 office trips: $50,186.09


Trips by Sanford Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,562.05

Destination: BRIEFINGS 2ND TOURS W/ NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, UNITED NATIONS.
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPHY DUMPHY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,067.09
source

Destination: FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T, MICROSOFT, AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,205.00
source

Destination: BRIEFINGS WITH FARMERS
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: ATTEND PEANUT FARMERS CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FARM BILL & AG ISSUES
Date: Jul 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,285.00
source

Destination: SPEAK, ATTEND BRIEFINGS (D.C. TO DESTIN, FL. TO ATLANTA)
Sponsor: Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: JOINT LISTENING SESSIONS OF CBC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAIN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE MUTUAL CAUCUS-TRI CAUCUS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,851.46
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Morehouse College
Purpose: SERVED AS AN HONOREE AT THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION. "CANDLE IN THE DARK GALA"
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sanford Bishop

Roxanne Burnham
Monty Carlton
Thomas Daniels
Beverly Gilyard
Daisy Hannah
Roger Manno
John Martin
Eric Mitchell
Lynden Peter



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