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Office of

Anthony Weiner


Total cost of 12 office trips: $42,381.20


Trips by Anthony Weiner
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $32,112.20

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,221.19
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH JAPANESE LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $7,542.57
source

Destination: NEW YORK-SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Dominican-American National Roundtable
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,626.97
source

Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-SAN JUAN, PR-NEW YORK
Sponsor: RETAIL WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,362.27
source

Destination: TEL AVIV (ISRAEL)
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,510.90
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT REGARDING PENDING LEGISLATION INVOLVING ISRAEL/FACT FINDING DISCUSSION ON THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Date: Sep 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,714.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA TO MUMBAI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TRADE FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,690.08
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON A CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE UPCOMING CONGRESS WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON KEY TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,444.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anthony Weiner

Brian Miller
Kevin Ryan
Veronica Sullivan



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