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Office of

Robert Torricelli


Total cost of 18 office trips: $81,193.30


Trips by Robert Torricelli
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $20,312.66

Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT, FRANCE
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $15,437.46
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO ATTEND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Destination: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Sponsor: MID-ATLANTIC GAMING CONGRESS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $3,004.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Torricelli

John Bradshaw
Abraham Elmazahi
Adam Herbsman
Kyle Mulroy
Adam Phelps
Alexis Schuler
Eric Shuffler
Troy Stanjavore
Michael Szyman
Lona Valmoro



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