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Office of

Leonard Boswell


Total cost of 18 office trips: $32,532.67


Trips by Leonard Boswell
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $22,648.56

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

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE 2002 FARM BILL AND PHEASANT HUNT
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $525.23
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,262.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: May 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,137.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON/DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WY TO DES MOINES, IA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,150.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN BOSWELL-WASH. DULLES/SEATTLE/DES MOINES, DARLENE BOSWELL-DENVER/SEATTLE/DES MOINES
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,024.29
source

Destination: DCA-BIRMINGHAM-MONTGOMERY-SELMA-DSM
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA - WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: World Food Prize Foundation
Purpose: WORLD FOOD PRIZE EVENT
Date: Mar 14, 2005
Expense: $1,044.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS VISIT TO THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,439.04
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Leonard Boswell

Sally Bowzer
Jay Byers
Elizabeth Carter
Heather Matson
Tammy Mcathey



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