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Office of

Benjamin Cardin


Total cost of 29 office trips: $58,942.02


Trips by Benjamin Cardin
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $31,834.57

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.55
source

Destination: EPCOT CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SPEAK AT METLIFE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON PENSION AND RETIREMENT ISSUE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $727.41
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TAX COALITION ANNUAL FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $856.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIROMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,146.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT J.F.K. SCHOOL OF GOV. CONG. HEALTH POLICY CONF
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,421.13
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,455.40
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congregation Beth El
Purpose: SPEAK TO PROJECT MISHTACHA AT BETH EL
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $159.00
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,942.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,503.80
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $239.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,904.28
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Benjamin Cardin

David Carroll
Amy Daiger
Teresa Dingboom
Chris Fowler
Christopher Lynch
Priscilla Ross
Jennifer Tuddenham
William Van Horne
William Vanhorne



American RadioWorks |
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