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Office of

Rob Bishop


Total cost of 10 office trips: $46,490.80


Trips by Rob Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $43,064.71

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDES TAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,646.40
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MN
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: MEETING OF THE CONGRESSIONAL STUDY GROUP ON GERMANY, A PARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN U.S. CONGRESSIONAL AND GERMAN GOVERNMENT LEADERS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,401.30
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEETING OF THE CONGRESS BUNDESTAG FORUM, A PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG AND THE U.S. CONGRESS TO IMPROVE DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,175.55
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source

Destination: ARRIVED IN BERLIN, GERMANY ON THE 19TH, DAY TRIP TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ON THE 22ND; STAYED IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY FROM THE 23RD-24TH
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP.
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - ELMAU, GERMANY
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: TO IMPROVE DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG AND THE U.S. CONGRESS AND TO GAIN ADDITIONAL INSIGHT INTO GERMAN POLITICS AND POLICY
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $15,982.24
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $13,016.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rob Bishop

Justin Harding



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 06.02.15

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