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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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