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Back to The Data

Office of

Jeff Flake


Total cost of 26 office trips: $45,036.67


Trips by Jeff Flake
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $27,996.20

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,832.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,584.20
source

Destination: GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NAPLES, FL-PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Cato Institute
Purpose: ANNUAL BENEFACTOR SUMMIT, PARTICIPATED AS A SPEAKER
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NAPA VALLEY, CA-PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Citizens for a Sound Economy
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,421.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLUB FOR GROWTH CONFERENCE EVENT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,729.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-CHICAGO-PHOENIX
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HERITAGE LUNCHEON
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $642.85
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $519.55
source

Destination: DC-FORT MEYERS, FL-PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: TO TAKE PART IN A PANEL FOR A CLUB FOR GROWTH CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,406.60
source

Destination: PHOENIX-MIAMI-CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,121.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX TO FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Sponsor: Arizona Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL RE: IMMIGRATION AT THE ARIZONA ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $236.98
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Flake

Mary Baumbach
Margaret Edmunds
James Gibadlo
Susan Kachounoff
Margaret Klessig
Breana Teubner
Steve Voeller
Lance Walker



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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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