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Back to The Data

Office of

Trent Lott


Total cost of 82 office trips: $173,810.64


Trips by Trent Lott
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $40,412.32

Destination: TELLURIDE, COLORADO
Sponsor: Young Presidents' Organization and affiliates
Purpose: ADDRESS WINTER MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $7,650.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CSX'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.44
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College of Trial Lawyers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS SPRING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,651.24
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CSX'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,647.00
source

Destination: VENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TO RAILROAD INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,648.00
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FL
Sponsor: Defense Research Institute
Purpose: TO ADDRESS REGIONAL MEETING
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: PASCAGOULA, MS
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $602.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ADDRESS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,069.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,632.20
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: AAAE/ACI-NA
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,028.74
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,442.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Trent Lott

Renee Bennett
Steve Browning
Angel Campbell
Jennifer Casademont
Brandon Cobianchi
Thomas Elwjin
William Gottshall
Virginia Gregory
Dave Hoppe
Susan Irby
Rohit Kumar
Hardy Lott
John Mashburn
Jack Norris
Laura O'neill
Carol Ross
Elizabeth Ross
Emanuel Rossman
James Sartucci
Beth Spivey
Mitch Waldman
Steven Wall
Susan Wells
Clay Williams
Brian Wilson
Eric Womble



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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

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