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Office of

John Tanner


Total cost of 33 office trips: $97,606.88


Trips by John Tanner
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $56,165.02

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: MEET W/WINN DIXIE OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,243.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Restaurant Association
Purpose: SPEECH, VISIT TRADE SHOW, MEET W/ CONSTITUENTS
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,666.00
source

Destination: DC-PHOENIX-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,239.50
source

Destination: TAMPA - HAVANNA
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL & PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: MIAMI - HAVANNA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES W/ CUBA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CONSERVATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,458.00
source

Destination: DC - JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING - UNION CITY, TN
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,964.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON POLICY
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.68
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Cigar Association of America
Purpose: GIVE A SPEECH; MEET W/ INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Oct 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,650.19
source

Destination: MADAGASCAR-SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Conservation International
Purpose: VIEW INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION PRACTICES & U.S. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $15,719.74
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP FORUM
Date: Jan 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,085.55
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES; PORT SECURITY, WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $13,125.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Tanner

Laura Becker
Randall Ford
Earnest Goule
Chad Jenkins
Philip Schuyler
Franklin Thompson
Vickie Walling



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.14.15

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

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