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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Ryun


Total cost of 23 office trips: $35,146.55


Trips by Jim Ryun
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,881.59

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $533.00
source

Destination: ALEDO, TX
Sponsor: Wallbuilders Inc
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $767.00
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,657.05
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Global Connection International
Purpose: SPEAK AT FIRST NATIONAL PRAYER DINNER
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,517.39
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Sponsor: Harding University
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $457.47
source

Destination: PITTSBURG, KS TO SPRINGFIELD, MO TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH SPRINGFIELD MO
Purpose: OFFICIAL STARTER & GUEST SPEAKER, SPRINGFIELD MARATHON
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $615.76
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Foot Locker Inc
Purpose: 25TH ANNUAL FOOT LOCKER CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,628.24
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: PUERTO RICO SOCIETY OF CPAS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT, MEETING WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICIALS, AND OTHER FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,209.96
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO SAN DIEGO, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Purpose: SPEAK AT CHILDREN'S PASTORS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,913.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SALT LAKE CITY, UT-KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: American Academy of Audiology
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,187.50
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Purpose: JIM RYUN WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE FCA'S 30TH ANNUAL FALL GALA
Date: Nov 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,522.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: West Hills Community Church
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR AN EVENING CHURCH SERVICE
Date: Apr 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $873.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Ryun

Nathaniel Bennett
Rebecca Elmore
Mark Kelly
Daniel Schneider



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

The Science of Smart

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