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Office of

Elton Gallegly


Total cost of 8 office trips: $31,838.30


Trips by Elton Gallegly
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $10,999.77

Destination: GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Sponsor: Government of Croatia
Purpose: AS A MEMBER OF THE EUROPE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE, THIS FACT-FINDING TRIP AFFORDED REP. GALLEGLY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AND BETTER UNDERSTAND THE BI-LATERAL U.S.-CROATIA ISSUES. SPECIFICALLY, THE TRIP PROVIDED
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,637.21
source

Destination: ZAGREB, CROATIA - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - BODRUM, TURKEY - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: DISCUSS U.S. - TURKEY TRADE AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP. DISCUSS JOINT U.S. - TURKEY COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS. DISCUSS GENERAL ISSUES RELATED TO U.S.-TURKEY BI-LATERAL RELATIONSHIP
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,667.56
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY-CASABLANCA-RABAT-FEZ-CASABLANCA-MARRAKECH-CASABLANCA-ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REFORM IN MOROCCO. DISCUSSED U.S.-MOROCCAN BI-LATERAL RELATIONS, INCLUDING INTELLIGENCE, COUNTER-TERRORISM COOPERATION AND REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Aug 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,695.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Elton Gallegly

Michelle Mckinney
Paula Sheil



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