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Back to The Data

Office of

Doug Bereuter


Total cost of 27 office trips: $142,056.89


Trips by Doug Bereuter
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $77,005.14

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS.
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,683.25
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,629.40
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,787.60
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM.
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,881.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,769.40
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $542.75
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM.
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,033.56
source

Destination: LANAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,958.78
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM.
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,949.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HONOLULU, HAWAII-OMAHA, NE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,875.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Doug Bereuter

Jodi Detwiler
Alan Feyerherm
Kyle Gilster
Carol Lawrence
Laura Marks
Alicia O'donnell
Susan Olson
Jon Peterson
Jodi Smith
Michelle Spence



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

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