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Office of

Thomas Ewing


Total cost of 10 office trips: $24,971.70


Trips by Thomas Ewing
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $22,198.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,470.14
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,287.68
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.; ST. LOUIS (MO); MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COTTON AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,598.95
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ANWR TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,181.44
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.32
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Ewing

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