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Office of

Patrick Leahy


Total cost of 15 office trips: $38,927.36


Trips by Patrick Leahy
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,314.09

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA CONVENTION FOR SELF AND SPOUSE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,021.15
source

Destination: ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Purpose: REMARKS AT MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION ANNUAL BANQUET. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Purpose: REMARKS AT MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION BANQUET, MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $295.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Purpose: REMARKS AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE SIMONS FOUNDATION AWARD FOR PEACE AND DISARMAMENT. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Nov 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,595.33
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC ASSOCIATION AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,857.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Allen & Company
Purpose: DISCUSSION IN THE PANEL SESSION ON HIV/AIDS AT THE ALLEN & COMPANY ANNUAL CONFERENCE. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jul 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,818.01
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE MCCONNELL SCHOLARS AS WELL AS THE GENERAL LOUISVILLE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,749.60
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: U.S. PARTICIPANT IN CSIS'S HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ENTITLED "THE FUTURE OF THE U.S.-FRENCH SECURITY RELATIONSHIP." MARCELLE ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $15,503.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Patrick Leahy

Steven Dettelbach
Kevin Mcdonald
Matthew Payne-Funk
Philip Toomajian
Erik Winchester



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