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Office of

Eni Faleomavaega


Total cost of 16 office trips: $116,306.38


Trips by Eni Faleomavaega
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $85,931.25

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Sponsor: USO MISSOURI (TRAVEL) AND HOWARD JOHNSON HOTELS (LODGING)
Purpose: ASIA PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000
Expense: $1,230.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,175.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA ONLY
Sponsor: SAMOA FOR ALL OF SACRAMENTO
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $145.00
source

Destination: DC-KOREA-DC Congressnan LAS VEGAS-KOREA-LAS VEGA daughter
Sponsor: KOREA-U.S. EXCHANGE COUNCIL, BETTER HONG KONG FOUNDATION, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ENHANCE RELATIONS THROUGH THE "MANDATE FOR LEADERSHIP: PRIORITIES FOR THE PRESIDENT" CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $23,933.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,450.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,359.63
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENTS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. WILL MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS RE: KOREA/UNITED STATES RELATIONS. VISIT AMERICAN TROOPS AT DMZ.
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $22,098.84
source

Destination: CONTINUATION OF KOREA TRIP
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: TO PROMOTE EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND JAPAN TRADE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $448.02
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION VISIT TO UN HEADQUARTERS
Date: May 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $616.70
source

Destination: DC-KAZAKHSTAN-SAN FRANCISCO-APIA
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: ENHANCE US. - KAZAKHSTAN RELATIONS, DISCUSS NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $24,373.70
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: ATTENDING DEMOCRATIC PACIFIC UNION INAUGURAL MEETING AND FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,100.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eni Faleomavaega

Timothy Johnson
Enere Levi
Lisa Williams



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