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Back to The Data

Office of

Todd Akin


Total cost of 22 office trips: $44,891.29


Trips by Todd Akin
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,559.68

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $555.00
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $311.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003, THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,592.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-LAHORE, KOTI: NUNAN, ISLAMABAD, MUZZAFARRABAD; INDIA-BOMBAY, AHMEDABAD, NEW DELHI
Sponsor: PAKISTAN PORTION-INAYAT BEGUM FOUNDATION; INDIA PORTION-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN, USA
Purpose: TO MEET AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND NGO'S, PARTICULARLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES.
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $7,381.92
source

Destination: MEETING IN CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.05
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING REQUEST
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,379.80
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOTT WATER FRONT, BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $669.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Todd Akin

Jack Bailey
Tom Carpenter
Lauren Ellis
Autumn Fredericks
Joshua Graham
Joe Laird



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.