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Office of

Tim Holden


Total cost of 35 office trips: $50,191.11


Trips by Tim Holden
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $12,408.65

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS ENERGY FUNCTIONS OF EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $438.00
source

Destination: READING, PA - CASPER, CODY & JACKSON HOLE, WY - PHILADELPHIA & WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS (AAR)
Purpose: ATTEND THE AAR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,442.43
source

Destination: DC - PHILADELPHIA - ST. CLAIR
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: ADDRESS THE TRANSPORTATION STEERING COMMITTEE OF (NACO)
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $229.42
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PRIVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AND AN EXAMINATION OF CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES.
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,298.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tim Holden

Nona Darrell
Paul Giuliano
Elizabeth Hermsen
Nathan Muniz
Keith Pemrick
Timothy Smith
Ari Strauss
Lesley Woodburn



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Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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