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Office of

Bob Filner


Total cost of 14 office trips: $11,924.29


Trips by Bob Filner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $7,911.55

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, & SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA.
Sponsor: American Hellenic Council of California
Purpose: SPEECH & ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD
Date: May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - MOAB, UTAH - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: METROPOLITAN WATER DIST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Purpose: INSPECTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE - BACKGROUND FOR APPROPS. REQUEST
Date: Jan 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO.
Sponsor: Air Force Sergeants Association
Purpose: ACCEPT AWARD
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,167.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLA.
Sponsor: WOMEN'S INT'L ORGANIZATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2002
Expense: $355.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Education Association (NEA)
Purpose: HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS DINNER AWARDEE
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,065.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: US-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NEA
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $602.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Filner

Dana Arellano
Tony Buckles
Mario Lopez
Ian Pfeiffer



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