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Office of

Bob Clement


Total cost of 23 office trips: $34,437.48


Trips by Bob Clement
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $18,307.94

Destination: NASHVILLE - FLAGSTAFF/SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,412.14
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,370.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: D.C.-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2001
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE - JACKSON HOLE - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,421.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON UNION STATION-NEW YORK PENN STATION
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: RAIL INSPECTION TRIP
Date: Jul 13, 2001
Expense: $286.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO NEW YORK
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL TO VISIT GROUND ZERO
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $269.00
source

Destination: D.C. - CHICAGO - NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: RAIL INSPECTION TRIP
Date: Dec 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,165.50
source

Destination: D.C. - FT. LAUDERDALE - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (13 days)
Expense: $3,158.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Clement

Stephen Gardner
Aretha Jones
Caroline Nielson
Carolyn Waugh



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Minorities and Special Ed

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