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Back to The Data

Office of

Eva Clayton


Total cost of 14 office trips: $82,568.63


Trips by Eva Clayton
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $49,832.19

Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD, AND HARTFORT, CT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,443.76
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,696.24
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,570.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,445.00
source

Destination: TECHNOLOGY TOUR / FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T / MICROSOFT / AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY TOUR / FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,602.50
source

Destination: BOTSWANA
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $22,174.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE/QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $8,900.51
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eva Clayton

Johnny Barnes
Dollie Burwell
Corliss Clemonts-James
Darryl Smith



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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