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Back to The Data

Office of

Spencer Bachus


Total cost of 83 office trips: $154,861.20


Trips by Spencer Bachus
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $19,409.10

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,076.00
source

Destination: BHAM ALA TO SANTA FE TO SOLANA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,778.23
source

Destination: LA JOLLA, CA TO BHAM, ALA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: AAR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,043.70
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: "THE HUMAN MOMENT" RETREAT
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,491.50
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: American Securitization Forum
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $777.26
source

Destination: BUDAPEST
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 29, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $9,023.26
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL TO BHAM, AL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,377.51
source

Destination: DC TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $841.64
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Spencer Bachus

Jennifer Bellamy
Betty Bennett
Julie Busbee
Gerry Cashin
Tiffany Cobb
Johanna Cole
Jeff Emerson
Shayne Gill
Alan Hanson
Kyle Hicks
Gilbert Johnston
Evan Keefer
Larry Lavender
Jason Reese
Michael Staley
Warren Tryon



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