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Back to The Data

Office of

Cass Ballenger


Total cost of 23 office trips: $40,097.09


Trips by Cass Ballenger
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $8,275.02

Destination: CLT-MIA, ROUND TRIP
Sponsor: University of Miami
Purpose: KEYNOTE NORTH-SOUTH CENTER/US ARMY WAR COLLEGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,989.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON
Sponsor: NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE CONFERENCE, ATTEND PANELS
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLESTON, SC TO CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: ESOP ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AND AWARD RECIPRENT
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,157.66
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT THE CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISERIAL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.21
source

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC - KENANSVILLE, NC
Sponsor: Wilmington Bulk LLC
Purpose: TOUR OF WILMINGTON BULK PORT AUTHORITY AND LUNCH IN KENANSVILLE
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Expense: $491.00
source

Destination: BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Colombian Coffee Federation
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF COFFEE FEDERATION, AND OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Cass Ballenger

Dan Gurley
Roberta Hood
Rebecca Linder
Timothy Linko
Ben Moser
Roberta Myers
Heath Weems



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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

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The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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