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Back to The Data

Office of

Steve Pearce


Total cost of 9 office trips: $12,989.72


Trips by Steve Pearce
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $4,687.02

Destination: SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS-AUSTIN, TX-HOBBS, NM
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003
Expense: $624.34
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: MEMBERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSSING BUSINESS ISSUES AND ACTIVITIES OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,585.88
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, CLOVIS, LUBBOCK. TRAVEL DID NOT ORIGINATE AND/OR TERMINATE IN THE 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Sponsor: SID STREEBECK
Purpose: SPEAK TO GROUP OF CITIZENS FROM CLOVIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS THAT ARE ATTEMPTING TO ESTABLISH A LOCAL FAITH BASED NITIATIVE. WE HAVE CONSULTED THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND THEY DEEMED IT APPROPRIATE FOR PRIVATELY SPONSORED TRAVEL
Date: Sep 15, 2003
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: FT. MYERS, FL
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON URGENT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES OF THE DAY FOR CFG'S WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Pearce

Ricardo Bernal
James Richards
Rhett Skiles



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

The Science of Smart

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