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Back to The Data

Office of

Rick Larsen


Total cost of 21 office trips: $39,808.72


Trips by Rick Larsen
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $21,133.42

Destination:
Sponsor: RTO West
Purpose:
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.75
source

Destination: NORTH SLOPE/ARCTIC WILDLIFE REFUGE ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,531.32
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT-POLICY
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,008.86
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,897.44
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,598.55
source

Destination: DC TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,507.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rick Larsen

Jeff Bjornstad
Allison Dane
Clare Dowling
Christian Gunter
Brandon Hall
Charles Hall
Brenda Jensen
Louis Lauter
Evan Schatz
Tracie Sunday



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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  • 06.11.15

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  • 06.02.15

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  • 05.28.15

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