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Center for Middle East and Economic Cooperation - $215,586.82 spent on 21 trips
94.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
5.1% spent on Republican Party

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
August 7, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (11 days)
NY - London, England - Damascus, Syria - Jerusalem, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $15,837.78

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel
Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Total Cost - $9,270.82

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
December 10, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (9 days)
Syria - Lebanon - Egypt - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Israel
Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Total Cost - $10,281.35

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
November 18, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (5 days)
Damascus, Syria - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact finding trip
Total Cost - $9,157.05

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt
Purpose - meetings to exchange views on how best to further peace process
Total Cost - $8,351.79

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (10 days)
Middle East
Purpose - Meetings with heads of state
Total Cost - $11,288.59

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
October 5, 2001 - October 10, 2001 (6 days)
Bahrain - Beirut, Lebanon - Paris, France
Purpose - To promote support for the war on terrorism
Total Cost - $10,892.42

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
April 17, 2000 - April 23, 2000 (7 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,946.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
February 17, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (7 days)
Middle East
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $7,878.09

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Kuwait - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $10,304.10

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Kuwait - Lebanon - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $10,827.92

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
May 2, 2002 - May 8, 2002 (7 days)
Syria - Beirut, Lebanon - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $8,826.75

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Egypt - Syria - Lebanon - Jordan - Israel - Kuwait - Saudi Arabia
Purpose - engage in dialogue with foreign leaders
Total Cost - $12,484.57

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Morocco - Kuwait - United Arab Emirates - Oman
Purpose - Education/meeting w govt officials
Total Cost - $14,408.92

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
October 4, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (4 days)
Saudi Arabia - Bahrain
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $10,517.17

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 25, 2001 - November 29, 2001 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $8,419.05

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 17, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $8,408.27

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
June 28, 2002 - July 3, 2002 (6 days)
Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Total Cost - $11,991.33

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 3, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (6 days)
Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Total Cost - $7,772.79

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Berlin, Germany - Lebanon - Syria - Israel
Purpose - Fact finding - Sen. Durbin met up with Daschle CODEL
Total Cost - $6,284.60

TORRICELLI, ROBERT G - Democratic Party
November 19, 2000 - November 26, 2000 (8 days)
Syria - France - Egypt - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, consultation
Total Cost - $15,437.46

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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.

Recent Posts

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.