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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



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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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