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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Simpson


Total cost of 27 office trips: $54,253.04


Trips by Mike Simpson
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $18,248.43

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $265.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-FT. LAUDERDALE-D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE-CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN'S WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,952.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Orthodontists
Purpose: SPEAKING AT AAO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISITING BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,590.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE/CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKING AT FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,463.33
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IF - DAYTONA, FL - WASH, D.C.
Sponsor: Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO PHYSICIANS DEDICATED TO RESEARCH AND FUNDING FOR EAR-NOSE-THROAT RELATED DISORDERS
Date: Feb 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: EAR, NOSE, THROAT DOCTORS
Purpose: SPOKE TO DOCTORS REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES INTL. HEALTH CARE FIELD AND ISSUES RELATED TO THE LABOR HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,547.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Simpson

Karl Anderson
Joshua Heird
Sharon Mcmurtrey
Megan Milam
John Revier
Rhonda Sarantis
Lindsay Slater



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

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