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TORRICELLI, ROBERT G, Democratic Party
New Jersey

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $31,486.66

Average cost per trip - $7,871.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 207 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - November 19, 2000 - November 26, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Syria - France - Egypt - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding, consultation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10,546.14
Lodging Cost - $4,801.32
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $15,437.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archer Daniels Midland
Dates - January 24, 2001 - January 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - To attend World Economic Forum conference
Notes - Lodging provided by the World Economic Forum

Travel Cost - $11,174.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,174.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - To attend World Economic Forum conference
Notes - Most travel expenses provided by ADM

Travel Cost - $567.00
Lodging Cost - $1,020.00
Meal Cost - $284.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,871.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress
Dates - May 21, 2002 - May 22, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,935.00
Lodging Cost - $69.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,004.20

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

Recent Posts