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Office of

Nita Lowey


Total cost of 31 office trips: $95,001.20


Trips by Nita Lowey
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $66,675.25

Destination: NAPLES, FLA.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,129.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRIT. COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. - CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 28, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,532.00
source

Destination: SANTA FE N. MEX
Sponsor: Hearst Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH AT WOMEN BUSINESS EXES. CONFER.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,115.21
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONG. WOMEN'S CAUCUS LUNCHEON AT THE U.N.
Date: Apr 15, 2002
Expense: $50.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLA.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,369.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: US-CUBA RELATIONS; POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,408.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S./CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,997.72
source

Destination: GRAND EXVAM ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S. POLICY IN SOUTH AMERICA
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $6,344.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $8,113.20
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (16 days)
Expense: $15,809.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nita Lowey

Clare Coleman
Jean Doyle
Eric Feldman
Christopher Kukla
Matthew Traub
Beth Tritter
Katherine Winkler



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