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Back to The Data

Office of

Denise Majette


Total cost of 7 office trips: $31,471.65


Trips by Denise Majette
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $30,179.65

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO MIAMI, FL TO ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT AIPAC MIAMI-DADE'S MIDDLE EAST BRIEFING
Date: Dec 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $894.27
source

Destination: NEW DELHI-AGRA-HYDERABAD-MUMBAI
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION HEADED BY REP. JOE CROWLEY TO EXPLORE US POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND DEFENSE TIES TO INDIA, ADDRESS KASHMIR CRISIS, BILATERAL TRADE. MEETINGS WITH VARIOUS MINISTERS, INCLUDING DEFENSE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AND USAID PROJECT SITES
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $17,655.78
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Denise Majette

Michaeleen Crowell
Michael Goodman
Jane Terry
Michael Williams



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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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