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Back to The Data

Office of

Tom Latham


Total cost of 12 office trips: $61,882.22


Trips by Tom Latham
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $58,121.89

Destination: OMAHA, NE BOCA RATON, FL.-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOC-CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER & PANEL MEMBER
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,094.93
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA.
Sponsor: National Oilseed Processors Association
Purpose: 2001 ANNUAL MEETING-KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,278.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLA
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FUTURES IND. ASSOC. CONF.-WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,988.67
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-AVIGNON, FR.-PARIS, FR.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES, COMPARE SPENT FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INSPECT COMMERCIAL SCALE FACILITIES THAT MANAGE AND VITRIFY NUCLEAR BY-PRODUCTS
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $14,689.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TOUR & BRIEFING OF CHIC. MERCANTILE EXCHG
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,289.06
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FINANCIAL INDUSTRIES CONFERENCE-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $5,106.51
source

Destination: ROME ITALY
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH ENERGY MINISTRY, DISCUSS POST-CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POLICIES, ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF DECREASED NUCLEAR GENERATION IN ITALY. TOURED GEOTHERMAL FACILITIES AND DISCUSSED CONSTRUCTION METHODS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SAFETY
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $18,053.14
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS REGARDING FEDERAL POLICY AND CONGRESS DURING THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,622.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Latham

Kevin Berents
Michael Gruber



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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