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Office of

Ernie Fletcher


Total cost of 28 office trips: $72,734.82


Trips by Ernie Fletcher
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $49,904.35

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGR. HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,716.69
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Medical Association
Purpose: NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE PANEL
Date: Mar 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,671.48
source

Destination: BIPAC BD OF DIRECTORS-NABPAC BD & MBRS MTG.
Sponsor: BIPAC - Business-Industry Political Action Committee
Purpose: SPEAK TO BOTH GROUPS RE: 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,416.00
source

Destination: DC TO FL TO KY
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,260.12
source

Destination: FL
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEAKER/PARTICIPANT ANNUAL MTG FOR BUS. ASSNS.
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,317.22
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: DC TO OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: RD. TABLE DISCUSSION OF FARM BILL & EVENT FOR FOUNDATION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: DC TO SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,576.34
source

Destination: SCOTLAND TO ISRAEL TO KY
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $10,378.32
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: American Horse Council
Purpose: HORSE BREEDING EDUCATIONAL SESSION
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,050.92
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: LISTENING TOUR & HEALTHCARE FORUM
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $9,464.02
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE TO NEW ORLEANS TO CINCINNATI
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: 51ST ANNUAL CONVENTION-EDUCATIONAL MTGS & EXPOSITION
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,260.01
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ernie Fletcher

Matthew Bassett
Phillip Brown
Bradford Campbell
Daniel Groves
James Hightower
Matthew Mccullough
Nicholas Mirisis



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