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Back to The Data

Office of

Pat Toomey


Total cost of 20 office trips: $23,795.51


Trips by Pat Toomey
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $9,696.26

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP/VIEW SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS, TRADING FLOOR
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $580.48
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: DC - TAMPA, FL - PHILA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,309.53
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: DIALOGUE ON U.S. ECONOMY BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS & GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,932.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pat Toomey

Gary Blank
Mark Dion
Gregg Richard
Amy Smith
Brian Wild



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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