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Back to The Data

Office of

John Sununu


Total cost of 22 office trips: $38,243.43


Trips by John Sununu
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $13,036.93

Destination: OVERNIGHT IN LA QUINTA, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT USTA'S TELCO LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $340.90
source

Destination: BOSTON-LONDON-DOHA
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR FREE MARKETS AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL AT 2004 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,308.61
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SIA CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $686.14
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR RESTORATION WEEKEND 2004
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SIA CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Expense: $523.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Sununu

James Burnett
David Cuzzi
Pamela Kocher
Christiana Laventure
Michael O'rielly
John Richardson
Barbara Riley



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

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