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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Ross


Total cost of 33 office trips: $86,977.84


Trips by Mike Ross
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $47,957.81

Destination: NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 13, 2003
Expense: $937.49
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUDENTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,173.64
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING CAPITAL MARKETS AND THE INVESTOR COMMUNITY
Date: Jun 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,008.13
source

Destination: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,118.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL MARKETS FOR THE AG CMTE. GENERAL COMMODITIES & RISK MANAGEMENT SUBCMTE. JURISDICTION. OVERVIEW OF RECENT INNOVATIONS & EFFORTS TO INCREASE GLOBAL INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,667.18
source

Destination: DC-ATLANTA-LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: American Association for Homecare
Purpose: DISCUSS MEDICARE REFORM WITH MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Oct 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,117.63
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO JOPLIN, MO TO FT. SMITH, AR TO SHREVEPORT, LA TO DODDRIDGE, AR TO LAFAYETTE, LA TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR STAFFS TO VIEW THE I-49 ROUTE FROM KANSAS CITY, MO TO THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS AND TO CREATE DIALOG AND AWARENESS THROUGH PUBLIC MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE I-49 INTERNATIONAL COALITION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,261.11
source

Destination: DC-NY-LITTLE ROCK, AR
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ESTABLISH AND IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,438.51
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF COMMON INTEREST BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AUSTRALIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $28,236.12
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Ross

Sylvia Brown
Kate Callanan
Monique Frazier
Erik Greathouse
Cori Smith
Toby Stephens
Brent Talley
Jarrod Yates



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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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