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Back to The Data

Office of

William Lipinski


Total cost of 33 office trips: $87,778.75


Trips by William Lipinski
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $42,844.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,148.00
source

Destination: KIAWAH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,324.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,299.60
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY TO FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,550.64
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,471.50
source

Destination: CODY, WYOMING
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,132.36
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,772.00
source

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON TO SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,673.98
source

Destination: SPANISH BAY AT PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,909.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL TO SANTA FE, NM, TO SOLANA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: RAIL-FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,830.94
source

Destination: LAJOLLA, CA TO CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: RAIL-FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,202.20
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,530.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Lipinski

Emily Chibnall
Colleen Corr
Michael Mclaughlin
Ashley Musselman
Ryan Quinn
Jason Tai



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