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Office of

Jerrold Nadler


Total cost of 27 office trips: $55,075.82


Trips by Jerrold Nadler
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $35,858.15

Destination: NYC-MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE & RETURN
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: PANELIST ON "TURNING THE TABLES: POLITICIANS GRILL THE MEDIA"
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES & PRODUCERS & THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THEATRE-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jun 17, 2000
Expense: $227.75
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: JCRC (JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL) & UJA-FEDERATION (UNITED JEWISH APPEAL)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,320.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 10, 2001
Expense: $388.25
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Purpose: TAPING OF DEBATE ON CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $192.00
source

Destination: NYC - JACKSON HOLE,WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,509.00
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI, MIAMI-NYC
Sponsor: RETAIL WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,155.85
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PILGRIMAGE VISITING HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SITES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $413.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA (VIA SAN FRANCISCO)
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,631.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,359.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerrold Nadler

John Doty
David Greengrass
Brett Heimov
David Lachmann
Amy Rutkin
Eric Schmeltzer



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