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Office of

Joseph Knollenberg


Total cost of 39 office trips: $101,815.41


Trips by Joseph Knollenberg
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $16,646.27

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Baltic American Freedom League
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO ACCEPT BALTIC FREEDOM AWARD
Date: Mar 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $882.42
source

Destination: DETROIT-CHICAGO-DCA
Sponsor: Allstate Insurance Co
Purpose: SPEECH & TOUR
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,397.47
source

Destination: DETROIT-MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $149.17
source

Destination: DCA-KNOXVILLE TN-DETROIT
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL-TOUR OF OAKRIDGE NAT'L LABORATORY
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $813.50
source

Destination: DETROIT TO TRAVERSE CITY
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: MAB ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SPEAKER
Date: Aug 12, 2000
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: DC-GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
source

Destination: BUDEPEST
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,217.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Knollenberg

Craig Albright
Megan Barnhart
Julianne Gade
Aloysius Hogan
Juli Huynh
Jeff Onizuk
Megan Thomson
Paul Welday



American RadioWorks |
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