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Office of

Howard Mckeon


Total cost of 41 office trips: $104,158.14


Trips by Howard Mckeon
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $30,819.35

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HI-TECH COMPANIES
Date: Nov 30, 1999
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: HUNTINGTON BEACH/SEAL BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR AND BRIEFING ON SPACE AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $530.90
source

Destination: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NATIONAL COALITION OF HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAMS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $155.74
source

Destination: QATAR
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR FREE MARKETS & DEMOCRACY, DOHA, QATAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $15,800.00
source

Destination: NAT'L ASSOC. OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATORS CONFERENCE
Sponsor: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NASFAA CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $317.36
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $501.00
source

Destination: NY LAGUARDIA TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL
Sponsor: Association of Proprietary Colleges
Purpose: TO VISIT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Date: Dec 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,212.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $393.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: American Association of Community Colleges
Purpose: MR. MCKEON WAS PRESENTED WITH AN AWARD FOR SUPPORT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Apr 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $834.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO MILAN ITALY VENICE ITALY TO REAGAN NATIONAL
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO LEARN OF COMMON ITALIAN/AMERICAN DEFENSE INTERESTS
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $10,261.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Howard Mckeon

James Bergeron
Robert Cochran
Kurt Courtney
Hanz Heinrichs
Heath Weems
Karen Weiss
Scott Wilk



American RadioWorks |
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