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Office of

Jo Bonner


Total cost of 13 office trips: $38,404.64


Trips by Jo Bonner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $25,993.10

Destination: MOBILE, ALABAMA - TEGUCIGALPO, HONDURAS (AND BACK)
Sponsor: D.R.G., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA; S.J. & L., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA
Purpose: REVIEW RECONSTRUCTION OF HONDURAS IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MITCH; RECEIVE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTING OF USAID EMERGENCY FUNDING.
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,038.87
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore Technologies
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ST & SUBSIDIARIES POTENTIAL WORK IN U.S./ALABAMA
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,207.24
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM-MOBILE, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $304.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE AND SOUTHERN COMPANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN IN NEVADA
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $866.81
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY, TO PARTICIPATE IN A FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PLANT OPERATIONS, TO LEARN ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HYUNDAI'S FIRST U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT, AND TO MEET WITH HYUNDAI EXECU
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $824.73
source

Destination: PARIS
Sponsor: Mobile Airport Authority
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A DINNER MEETING AND PRESENTATION TO THE EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY (EADS) REGARDING A PROPOSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND ASSEMBLY CENTER IN THE FIRST DISTRICT OF ALABAMA. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE A
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,942.55
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING MOBILE, AL AS THE SELECTED SITE FOR A EADS AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND FACILITY CENTER. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS REPRESENTING THE FIRST DISTRICT AND THE STATE OF ALABA
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Expense: $3,122.88
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: TO EXPLORE FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AFFECTING ISRAEL AND THE U.S. AND THE COUNTRIES' RESPONSE TO THOSE ISSUES. TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MILITARY OFFICERS, US OFFICIALS, PALESTINIANS AND LEADING AC
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $10,501.02
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Bonner

J Watson Donald
Jonathan Hand
Alan Spencer
Kelle Strickland



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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