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Office of

Joseph Hoeffel


Total cost of 9 office trips: $24,669.90


Trips by Joseph Hoeffel
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $14,864.90

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,793.38
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, ALA.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE-35TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $489.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,788.00
source

Destination: TURNBURRY ISLE FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,779.57
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,292.95
source

Destination: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Sponsor: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION/NATL PARKS CONSERV. ASSOC.
Purpose: YELLOWSTONE NATL PARK-WINTER USE ISSUE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,722.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Hoeffel

Barbara Elder
Sarah Spence



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