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Back to The Data

Office of

Don Sherwood


Total cost of 12 office trips: $16,280.48


Trips by Don Sherwood
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $8,060.89

Destination: ROTARY BREAKFAST FLY-IN
Sponsor: Moyer Aviation
Purpose: DISCUSS AIRPORT EXPANSION AND NEW ROAD SITE
Date: Jun 4, 2000
Expense: $678.21
source

Destination: TRAVEL 6/8, EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR 6/9, TRAVEL 6/10
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXAMINATION OF FORESTRY RESOURCES
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,830.16
source

Destination: DEPART 11/2 SCRANTON, PA FOR NEW ORLEANS, LA. TWO NIGHTS AT THE HYATT REGENCY, NEW ORLEANS. DEPART NEW ORLEANS, LA 11/4 FOR WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NATIONAL MILK PRODUCER FEDERATION
Purpose: TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE AND BE THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION CONVENTION AND ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Nov 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,592.52
source

Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Don Sherwood

Matt Allen
Teresa Baker
Joshua Stull



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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