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Back to The Data

Office of

Ernest Hollings


Total cost of 45 office trips: $106,083.43


Trips by Ernest Hollings
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $10,477.56

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE, AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,808.59
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: MCI (formerly WorldCom Inc)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: Commonwealth North
Purpose: OFFICIAL NAMING OF TED STEVENS ANCHORAGE INT'L. AIRPORT
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,040.00
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2000
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Sponsor: University of Colorado
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,616.36
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,589.61
source

Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Sponsor: University of Colorado
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GREENVILLE, SC (SELF AND SPOUSE)
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $800.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ernest Hollings

Ashley Cooper
Bridget Ferriss
Amy Fraenkel
Alford Haselden
Dabney Hegg
Joab Lesesne
Chan Lieu
Brian Nagle
Julian Norment
Aisha Pearson
Danielle Renart
Toby Short
Sam Whitehorn



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

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