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Office of

Shelley Berkley


Total cost of 29 office trips: $135,215.58


Trips by Shelley Berkley
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $98,329.63

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NYSE MERRILL LYNCH AND HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FRESHMAN DEMOCRATIC MEMBER FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.25
source

Destination: Phoenix, AZ
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: AIPAC Leadership event
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $423.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,292.26
source

Destination: GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Sep 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,899.52
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $17,508.14
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $13,740.00
source

Destination: GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 26, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $11,708.48
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $12,043.60
source

Destination: DC-BARCELONA-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,292.10
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $14,359.78
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Shelley Berkley

Maria Castillo
Judith Fleischman
Cary Gibson
Matthew Horowitz
Tod Story
Heather Urban
Richard Urey



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Minorities and Special Ed

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