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Back to The Data

Office of

Sam Johnson


Total cost of 32 office trips: $90,703.22


Trips by Sam Johnson
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $21,279.25

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $495.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKING @ CONF.
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,345.25
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-MIAMI, FL-QUITO, ECUADOR-OTAVALO-ZULETA-TERMAS DE PAPALLACTA-QUITO-SAN CRISTOBAL, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS-SANTIAGO-BARTOLOME-SAN CRUZ-QUITO-USA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TNC'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND BIO-DIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORK IN ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $12,904.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Johnson

Kathleen Black
Rebekah Hamilton
R Michael Hanson
Cody Lusk
Layton Skelly
Robert Joseph Trauger
Lawrence Willcox



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

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