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Office of

Robert Ehrlich


Total cost of 25 office trips: $61,250.72


Trips by Robert Ehrlich
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $24,638.45

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,192.76
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,882.90
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES & PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: JOSEPH E SEAGRAM & SONS INC
Purpose: MEET WITH UNIVERSAL STUDIO EXECUTIVES
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,948.24
source

Destination: FT. MEYERS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Power & Light Co
Purpose: VISIT POWER PLANT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,961.99
source

Destination: LANSDAWNE RESORT, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: GOLF TOURNAMENT
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $577.18
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $316.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,680.33
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: VISIT ARTIC COASTAL PLAIN
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: VISIT ARTIC COASTAL PLAIN
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,962.60
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MD
Sponsor: Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $95.45
source

Destination:
Sponsor: MARYLAND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $54.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,267.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Ehrlich

R Karl Aumann
William Gibson
Jill Homan
Steven Kreseski
Tom Lockwood
Bernard Marczyk



American RadioWorks |
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