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Office of

Jerry Costello


Total cost of 21 office trips: $45,681.65


Trips by Jerry Costello
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $16,456.40

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ONGOING COOPERATION BETWEEN U.S. AND CUBAN SCIENTISTS AND ABOUT SCIENTIFIC FIELDS IN WHICH CUBA IS PARTICULARLY ADVANCED
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: BELLEVILLE, FL TO JACKSON HOLE WYOMING
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,735.88
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING TO BELLEVILLE, IL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,950.00
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THEIR IMPACT ON PUBLIC POLICY TODAY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,826.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AAR'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,360.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS-CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE EFFECTS OF NAFTA ON ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,284.52
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerry Costello

Christa Fornarotto
David Gillies
Heather Lepeska
Brian Lott
Maggie Quaranto
Rebecca Stegun
Sarah Wisner



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