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Back to The Data

Office of

Dennis Cardoza


Total cost of 21 office trips: $47,015.42


Trips by Dennis Cardoza
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $32,045.89

Destination: MCCLOUD, CA TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,122.52
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO VIA NEW YORK TO ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,943.55
source

Destination: FRESNO-PALM SPRINGS-WASH, DC FRESNO-PALM SPRINGS-FRESNO
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,523.95
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS AREA
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,476.30
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE/AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT FOR DLC
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,939.18
source

Destination: JACKSONHOLE, WY
Sponsor: JONES MANAGEMENT LLC
Purpose: PAYDAY ADVANCE WITH COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOC. OF AMERICA
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,860.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TO ASSESS PROGRESS MADE ON THE 10-POINT, 10-YEAR ACTION PLAN IN THE TPN'S "STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP" AND TO SET TPN'S WORK PRIORITIES
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $13,265.13
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA-MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS MARCH BY VISITING THE HISTORIC SITES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA-CHICAGO (O'HARE AIRPORT)-WASHINGTON, DC (REAGAN AIRPORT)
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC./CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FIRST-HAND LOOK AT THEIR EXCHANGES, SPEAK WITH THOSE WHO OPERATE IN THEIR MARKETS ON A DAILY BASIS, AND SEE A DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR RECENT INNOVATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,324.85
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL UNITED PRODUCE TRADE SHOW IN CHICAGO, IL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AND HOW IT RELATES TO CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE
Date: May 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $665.41
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dennis Cardoza

Anne Cannon
Gary Palmquist
Jennifer Walsh
Eric Wortman



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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