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Back to The Data

Office of

Juanita Millender-Mcdonald


Total cost of 10 office trips: $9,301.66


Trips by Juanita Millender-Mcdonald
Total cost of congressperson's 2 trips: $1,769.44

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: TO MEET WITH THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION AND DISCUSS WAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN IMPROVE CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH POLICY EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE STATE
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,046.44
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE, THE WALTER CAPPS FOUNDATION, AND THE FETZER INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO JOIN WITH OTHER MEMBERS TO DISCUSS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAITH AND POLITICS
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $723.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Juanita Millender-Mcdonald

Kiva Harris
Erik Rasmussen
Gina Ronzello
John Young



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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