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Back to The Data

Office of

Charles Rangel


Total cost of 81 office trips: $192,620.95


Trips by Charles Rangel
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $19,826.00

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Pacific Community Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,675.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,766.00
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINIAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: American Airlines
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION
Date: Dec 12, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,830.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NASSAU, BAHAMAS - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CORPORATE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Rangel

Jennifer Adams
Cybele Bjorklund
John Buckley
James Capel
Debra Curtis
George Dalley
Julie Herwig
Daniel Maffei
Janice Mays
Karlin Mcneill
Emile Milne
Sonja Nesbit
Kathryn Olson
Viji Rangaswami
Tim Reif
Jonathan Sheene
Jonathan Sheiner
Beth Vance
Deborah Veres



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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