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Office of

Lynn Rivers


Total cost of 6 office trips: $4,127.21


Trips by Lynn Rivers
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $2,859.21

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: ADMINISTRATORS IN ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY
Purpose: SPEAKING ON FEDERAL MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $680.24
source

Destination: DINNER AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $402.87
source

Destination: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH * INSTITUTED OF POLITICS
Date: Feb 19, 2002
Expense: $585.10
source

Destination: BREAKFAST AND LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Sponsor: Clubhouse of Suffolk
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Date: Mar 1, 2002
Expense: $559.00
source

Destination: TEA, DINNER AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH * YPU MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $632.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lynn Rivers

Meredith Fields



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