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Back to The Data

Office of

Bob Riley


Total cost of 26 office trips: $89,606.83


Trips by Bob Riley
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $37,385.62

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Vision Technologies Inc
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $17,402.00
source

Destination: HONGKONG
Sponsor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $3,751.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: NATIONAL SECURITY FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 13, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,129.00
source

Destination: VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET PARTICIPATION IN OPENING OF NASDAQ STOCK MARKET.
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,393.62
source

Destination: MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO INSPECT THE FORMER SOVIET UNION'S COMPLIANCE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY TO DISPOSE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS & TO SPEAK WITH SCIENTISTS FORMERLY EMPLOYED IN THE SOVIET UNION'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.
Date: May 25, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $12,710.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Riley

Kevin Berents
Anne Cassity
Daniel Gans
Shana Jones
Leland Whaley



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

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