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Back to The Data

Office of

Chris Bell


Total cost of 12 office trips: $21,897.44


Trips by Chris Bell
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $10,972.30

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,641.05
source

Destination: Houston, TX, Mexico City, Mexico, Houston, TX
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood Global, Partners and Planned Parenthood of Houston and S.E. Texas
Purpose: Fact finding mission to the Mexican Family Planning Assoc.
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $929.65
source

Destination: Washington, D.C, New York City, NY, Houston, TX
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Congressional Delegation visit to the UN
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.60
source

Destination: Houston, TX, Paris, Athens, London, Houston, TX
Sponsor: Consular Forum
Purpose: Cultural, Business, and Educational Exchange
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,912.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Chris Bell

Eric Burns
Ashley Etienne
John Gonzalez
Justin Hamilton
Robert Heaslet



American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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