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Back to The Data

Office of

Bobby Scott


Total cost of 10 office trips: $6,521.50


Trips by Bobby Scott
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $4,396.56

Destination: DC TO MYSTIC CT TO NY
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR FOR CBCF
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $954.49
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - NEW YORK CITY, NY - NORFOLK, VA
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY WITH CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CANCER
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $651.08
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002
Expense: $299.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,163.47
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $298.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Bar Association Inc
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.52
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bobby Scott

Laurence Dillard
Ilana Fisher
Ly Nguyen
Lee Perselay



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