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Back to The Data

Office of

William Clay


Total cost of 16 office trips: $41,955.28


Trips by William Clay
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $25,398.03

Destination: ST. LOUIS-MIAMI-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,367.00
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $658.81
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLA.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER, BREAKFAST SPEAKER, PANELIST AT HOUSING SUMMIT
Date: Mar 26, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,169.36
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Foundation for Women Legislators Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $488.59
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO, SAO PAULO-BRASILIA SALVADOR
Sponsor: CITIGROUP; PHRMA; GENERAL MOTORS; GLAXOSMITHKLINE; PORT OF NEW ORLEANS; IGATE TECHNOLOGIES; ODEBRECHT; COCA-COLA; CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION; MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS; CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,810.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,712.60
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, CINCINNATI, OH
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-UAW REGION 3'S 4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Expense: $841.29
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POSTMASTERS
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT POSTMASTERS CONVENTION
Date: Jul 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,350.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Clay

Michelle Allen
Frank Davis
Harriet Grigsby
Robert Odom



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.

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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