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Back to The Data

Office of

Anna Eshoo


Total cost of 43 office trips: $98,927.69


Trips by Anna Eshoo
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $48,720.57

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY HARVANA UNIVERSI
Date: Jan 21, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,961.98
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION=THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,101.30
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Ernst & Young LLP
Purpose: MEETING W/ ERNST & YOUNG EXECUTIVES
Date: Mar 21, 2000
Expense: $280.40
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: RELIASTAR
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,953.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND HYDE PARK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: HYDE PARK-DEMOCRATIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,918.30
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN PUNTA MITA MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,635.10
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,033.00
source

Destination: ACADEMIC PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONS OF U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: IN DEPTH CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,815.80
source

Destination: FRANKFURT, GERMANY-ROME, ITALY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,597.50
source

Destination: DUBLIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $6,919.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anna Eshoo

Timothy Carey
Barbara Feinstein
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Nick Kolovos
Vanessa Kramer
Jason Mahler
Scott Nishioki
Megan O'reilly
Eric Olson
Stacey Rampy
Jared Weaver
Anne Wilson



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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