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Office of

Lucille Roybal-Allard


Total cost of 14 office trips: $22,990.19


Trips by Lucille Roybal-Allard
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,346.59

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, TOUR OF WALL STREET AND VISIT WITH FINANCE OFFICERS
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,367.36
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Hispanic University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER & RECIPIENT OF HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE
Date: Jun 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,513.00
source

Destination: BUS AND TRAIN
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION AND SONY
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT CONGRESSIONAL
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,608.12
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,323.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lucille Roybal-Allard

Donald De Armon
Sabrina De Santiago
Kate Emanuel
Ellen Kunert
Patricia Rojas
Kimberlee Tachiki



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Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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