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Office of

John Culberson


Total cost of 15 office trips: $28,056.29


Trips by John Culberson
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $11,236.48

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT, CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $306.74
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL-HOMELAND SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $433.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-TAIPEI, TAIWAN-HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TAIWAN'S DEFENSE NEEDS AND THE TRADE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TAIWAN AND AMERICA (ESPECIALLY HOUSTON)
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,000.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $775.34
source

Destination: TEXAS-DALLAS
Sponsor: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Purpose: SPEAKING/LEADING A PANEL DISCUSSION ON STATE AUTONOMY UNDER THE TENTH AMENDMENT
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $336.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Culberson

Bill Crow
Jan Crow
Tony Essalih
Alicia Lee
Jeff Morehouse
John Seale



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