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Back to The Data

Office of

Tim Hutchinson


Total cost of 17 office trips: $21,414.95


Trips by Tim Hutchinson
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $11,562.90

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of the United States Army
Purpose: MEET WITH ARMY LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS ARMY TRANSFORMATION & DELIVER KEY-NOTE ADDRESS AT THE AVSA WINTER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS
Date: Mar 16, 2000
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK, AND PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,726.90
source

Destination: RUSSELLVILLE, AR
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jul 9, 2001
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Children First America
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CHILDREN FIRST AMERICA VISION RETREAT ON EDUCATION ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,000.00
source

Destination: COEURD-ALENE IDAHO-EL DORADO, AR
Sponsor: PANDA ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LTD
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Aug 20, 2001
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2002
Expense: $761.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tim Hutchinson

Rhett Butler
Bradley Deatherage
Susan Herusley
David Manns
Michael Ralsky
Clint Reed
Christopher Spear



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

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