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Back to The Data

Office of

Chris Cannon


Total cost of 22 office trips: $46,254.76


Trips by Chris Cannon
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $5,133.59

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Western Watch Foundation
Purpose: PUBLIC LANDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,683.72
source

Destination: SLC, UT-SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST COMMISSION ON COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE NORTHWEST COMMISSION ON COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES' 2005 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $280.33
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA-MORELIA, MEXICO-SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM MEETING. THE FUTURES FORUM IS AN UNIQUE NETWORK OF LEADING POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTORS, WHO THINK ABOUT THE ISSUES FACING BOTH COUNTRIES
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.54
source

Destination: SLC; SAN DIEGO, CA; WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Center for the New West
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN ROUNDTABLE & CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Chris Cannon

Thad Bingel
Anne Cannon
Jenny Davis
Christopher Mackay
Corey Norman
Jane Rose
David Safavian
Todd Thorpe



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

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