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Back to The Data

Office of

Mark Udall


Total cost of 12 office trips: $32,082.85


Trips by Mark Udall
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $13,516.14

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON TO DENVER
Sponsor: Thompson Island Education Center
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,331.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISRAEL TO DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $10,525.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO TO NEW YORK, NY TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: NATIONAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (NSTA) AND NEW YORK SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (NYSBCA)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 39TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NSTA AND NYSBCA IN NEW YORK, NY
Date: Jul 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $527.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH EACH OF THE SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Jul 19, 2004
Expense: $1,132.64
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Udall

Jennifer Barrett
Cookab Hashemi
Jodanna Haskins
Kaitlyn O'hara
Lawrence Pacheco



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