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ALLEN, GEORGE, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $12,460.91

Average cost per trip - $1,780.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 400 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - L.M. Sandler & Sons, Inc.
Dates - November 26, 2001 - November 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Norfolk, VA

Purpose - Speech to Congregation Beth El
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement as part of
Notes -

Travel Cost - $624.00
Lodging Cost - $623.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,247.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement for PHRMA and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip. Her expenses are included in the totals. Actual reimbursement. Other expenses are not specified.

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $463.25
Meal Cost - $48.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $911.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wyeth, Inc.
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at annual meeting for PhRMA and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip. Her expenses are included. Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $1,338.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $284.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,622.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at NASDAQ leadership summit, a dialogue between leaders and government officials. Trip in 2003, signed & filed in 2003
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip (no name provided) Her expenses are included in the totals. There is an amendment to lodging, changed from orig. $3,842 to $1,921. Originally given incorrect information from trip sponsors.

Travel Cost - $2,736.34
Lodging Cost - $1,921.00
Meal Cost - $670.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,327.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Attached memo with revised costs for Senator: trans: office provided-total lodging:317-Meal: 299, 89 for Mrs. Allen, other: 0

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $388.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $705.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend Consumer Electronics Leaders in Technology Trade Show.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $84.00
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $922.22

Additional family members - No

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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.18.14

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