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Office of

Vic Snyder


Total cost of 15 office trips: $55,603.18


Trips by Vic Snyder
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $40,764.30

Destination: LITTLE ROCK TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US/RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $4,305.80
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,254.50
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,564.10
source

Destination: LANAI CITY, HI; HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,682.90
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO MOSCOW, RUSSIA TO LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,763.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE OF POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,031.50
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $8,404.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Vic Snyder

Michael Casey
Dawn Patrice Jackson
Dexter Pearson
Matt Price
James Savage



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