The Cost of Presidential and Vice Presidential Political Travel

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform examined the taxpayer costs associated with the President and Vice President's participation in campaign events, focusing on the 2002 election cycle. The report reveals that during this period, the President and Vice President engaged in at least 83 campaign-related trips, with an estimated flight expense of $6.5 million. Political campaigns reimbursed only around $198,000, leaving the taxpayer to cover approximately 97% of the flight expenses.
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Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, and General Government, hearing on "Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 2004," 108th Cong., (2003)
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