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Office of

Robert Matsui


Total cost of 11 office trips: $55,463.64


Trips by Robert Matsui
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $37,055.00

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS IN PRAGUE, CZECHREPUBLIC
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,922.40
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF US NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,466.60
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: SHANGHAI-NANJING-BEIJING (CHINA)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $15,479.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
Purpose: GALA DINNER SALUTE TO THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL LEADERS
Date: Sep 13, 2003
Expense: $598.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Matsui

Francis Grab
Julie Herwig
Steven Mastorakos
Shari Taylor
Kristin Woody



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