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Back to The Data

Office of

John Lafalce


Total cost of 17 office trips: $62,820.83


Trips by John Lafalce
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $27,301.66

Destination: FRANKFURT, GERMANY & BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S.- GERMANY ROUNDTABLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY"
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,892.55
source

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS, NY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,606.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE IN US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,827.26
source

Destination: BUFFALO NY TO ST. PETERSBURG, FL.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,493.00
source

Destination: ROME TO CALABRIA, ITALY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,742.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,503.70
source

Destination: CHANTILLY, VA
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose:
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,237.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Lafalce

Katharine Bowen
Michael Collesano
Jeff Donarski
Hannelore Heyen
Jaime Lizarraga
Jane Mulliken
Jeanne Roslanowick
Kenneth Swab



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