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Back to The Data

Office of

William Delahunt


Total cost of 24 office trips: $54,048.14


Trips by William Delahunt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $15,075.05

Destination: MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA
Sponsor: RETAILERS ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: 2000 EASTERN NASRAE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 15, 2000
Expense: $495.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: USA Rice Federation
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,201.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT; CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,177.51
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Destination: DULLES-GUATEMALA-MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO ADOPTION
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,360.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: TO EVALUATE US RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION, GERMANY, AND FRANCE, AND TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY, AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,921.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Delahunt

Mark Agrast
Julie Carr
Cliff Etammerman
Michele Jalbert
Christine Leonard
Steven Schwadron
Cliff Stammerman



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

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