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Back to The Data

Office of

Lynn Woolsey


Total cost of 20 office trips: $65,806.85


Trips by Lynn Woolsey
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $57,434.35

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Coalition for Peace Action
Purpose: SPEAK AT 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $294.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-SINGAPORE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: IMDI - SINGAPORE BOARD ROOM BRIEFING
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,350.40
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL-MONTGOMERY, AL-SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT HISTORICAL CIVIL RIGHTS SITES IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,170.00
source

Destination: WA # 790 - SF/PHOENIX - WA # 1282 PHOENIX/SF
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,294.12
source

Destination: TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT - OSAKA KANSAI
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: TO CREATE A CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE ON ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE U.S. AND JAPAN
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $14,240.85
source

Destination: SANTA ROSA, CA-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $278.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE/JAMAICA/MIAMI/S.F.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,395.96
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO/FRANKFURT/HELSINKI - HELSINKI/FRANKFURT/WASH, DULLES
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,875.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $626.70
source

Destination: DALLAS, FT WORTH/CANCUN/DALLAS, FT WORTH
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,383.20
source

Destination: MIAMI/BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,533.50
source

Destination: San Francisco, Denver, Cancun, Houston, San Francisco
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: To participate in a conference on education reform
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,128.40
source

Destination: WASH. NATIONAL-JFK-TEL AVIV TEL AVIV-JFK-SF
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $8,864.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lynn Woolsey

Brian Fishman
Carisa Henze
Allegra Jones
Stacey Leavandosky
Eric Powers



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