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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Simmons


Total cost of 17 office trips: $44,896.72


Trips by Robert Simmons
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $29,299.56

Destination: RETREAT AT THE GRIENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,629.40
source

Destination: KARE-WOODS TOUR-OREGON & CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING-SUSTAINABLE USE OF MANAGED FORESTS
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,440.68
source

Destination: AMERICAN LEGION-MISSOURI
Sponsor: American Legion
Purpose: SPEAKING AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $124.00
source

Destination: CHINA-SHIJIAZHUANG, XIBAIPO, BEIJING, BADALING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: MEET W/ CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUILD COMPUTER LAB IN A RURAL COMMUNITY
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $16,724.99
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF POLICY & ISSUES PERTAINING TO SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.22
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: FORUM FOR MEMBERS & INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN & TO DISCUSS POLICY TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.09
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL (PAI) AND US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: TO EXAMINE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE U.N. POPULATION FUND AND DISCUSS ISSUES CONCERNING HOMELAND SECURITY
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,317.18
source

Destination: ASPEN WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTERS QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND IN THE PROCESS, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Simmons

Jennifer Diggins
Michael Dillon
Shauna Hewes
Michael Liles
James Mitchell
Jeff Nelson
Amy Pellegrino



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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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