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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



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

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  • 06.02.15

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