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Office of

Baron Hill


Total cost of 26 office trips: $52,335.36


Trips by Baron Hill
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $18,434.65

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY/USEDOM, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 18TH ANNUAL CONGRESS - BUNDESTAG EXCHANGE SEMINAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,128.37
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,804.39
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - JACKSON HOLE, WY - SEYMOUR, IN
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION, ADVANCE AMERICA, CNG FINANCIAL INC., JONES MANAGEMENT LLC, CASH AMERICA INC., SOFTWISE INC.
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Jun 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,544.00
source

Destination: FT. MYER, FLORIDA - ISRAEL - LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,961.05
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC., CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT TO EXCHANGES
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.84
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Baron Hill

Ryan Guthrie
Anne Keller
Jeannette Murray-Mount
Matt Pierce
Lisa Shelton
Eugene Wilk
John Williams



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Minorities and Special Ed

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