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Office of

Kay Granger


Total cost of 27 office trips: $127,188.76


Trips by Kay Granger
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $34,926.93

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Commission for Women
Purpose: TX WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Mar 4, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS AND BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
Purpose: SPEECH AT THEIR ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,704.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DALLAS/FT. WORTH - ROME, ITALY - DALLAS/FT. WORTH
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,876.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY TO DFW
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $14,367.00
source

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, NAPA VALLEY, CA., MONTEREY, CA.
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,186.18
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,914.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BC
Sponsor: RADIO SHACK PAID FOR THE AIRFARE. THE MEMBER PERSONALLY COVERED ALL OTHER EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRIP
Purpose: TO VIEW, AND DO FACT-FINDING, ON A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN VANCOUVER THAT IS SIMILAR TO A DEVELOPING PROJECT IN FORTH WORTH
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,680.25
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: ATTEND ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROAD LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,181.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kay Granger

Nora Bomar
Christina Clayton
Robert Head
Johnnie Kaberle
Barrett Karr
Joe O'rourke



American RadioWorks |
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