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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Pence


Total cost of 30 office trips: $47,226.67


Trips by Mike Pence
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $25,713.52

Destination: RSC RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $385.36
source

Destination:
Sponsor: THE ASPEN INSTITUTE-(THE MIKE PENCE COMMITTEE PAID REGISTRATION FEES OF
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: IAD-BERLIN, GERMANY AND RETURN
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ON INTERNL. TERRORISM
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,266.58
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination: EVANSVILLE, IN
Sponsor: VANDERBURG CO RIGHT TO LIFE (TRAVEL & MEALS) TRI-STATE ATHLETIC CLUB (LODGING)
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE PROLIFE ISSUES TO STATE OF INDIANA
Date: Apr 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO NAPLES, FL; SPEAK TO RIGHT TO WORK NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE RIGHT TO WORK ISSUES
Date: Jan 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,256.78
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO THE GREENBRIER FOR THE 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO BOSTON, MA; SPEAK TO 2003 ANNUAL LEADERSHIP DINNER
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE PRO-ISRAEL ISSUES
Date: May 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $654.56
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO PALM BEACH, FL; SPEAK ON PANEL AT 2003 RESTORATION WEEKEND
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE GOVERNMENT & CONSERVATIVE ISSUES
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,809.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AS A MEMBER OF MIDEAST & CENTRAL ASIA SUBCOMMITTEE ON IR COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,871.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $484.46
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,114.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $648.19
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Richard Norman Co
Purpose: OFFICIAL; SPEAK TO PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $259.88
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.41
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,761.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Pence

Ron Arnold
Skip Brown
Sheila Cole
Ryan Fisher
Leanne Holdman
Matt Lloyd
William Smith
Paul Teller
Patrick Wilson



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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?