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Back to The Data

Office of

Ken Lucas


Total cost of 22 office trips: $52,257.09


Trips by Ken Lucas
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $36,676.15

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,788.64
source

Destination: 110TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE KENTUCKY BANKERS ASSOCIAT.
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH TO THE CONVENTION
Date: Sep 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,184.45
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,833.18
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,558.98
source

Destination: DCA - MIAMI, FL - CVG (NORTHERN KY/CINCINNATI AIRPORT)
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,403.90
source

Destination: TAIPAI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $16,320.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ken Lucas

Jason Baird
Cheryl Brownell
Joe Clabes
Scott Kuschmider
Mike Malaise
Kathryn Ray
Danielle Vizgirda



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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