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Back to The Data

Office of

Marsha Blackburn


Total cost of 27 office trips: $40,178.83


Trips by Marsha Blackburn
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $22,002.52

Destination: JOHNSON CITY, TN
Sponsor: Washington County Republican Party
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN BLACKBURN WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Date: May 9, 2003
Expense: $1,513.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN, ATLANTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE TENNESSEE MALT BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,134.29
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Foundation for Women Legislators Inc
Purpose: WAS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE NFWL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $642.42
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN-WEST PALM BEACH, FL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Republican National Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN WAS INVITED TO SPEAK AT AN RNC EVENT
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $855.00
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, VA TO CAMBRIDGE, MD TO BWI
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $442.66
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-WEST PALM BEACH, FL-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING TO CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,328.60
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-BOCA RATON, CHARLES RETURNED TO NASHVILLE AND CONGRESSMAN RETURNED TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE PANELIST FOR THE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,469.41
source

Destination: MOBILE, ALABAMA-JACKSONVILLE, FL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: TENNESSEE GAS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, KEYNOTE SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,076.02
source

Destination: FORT MYERS, FL, NASHVILLE, TN, TAMPA, FL, DALLAS TX
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING AT THE CLUB FOR GROWTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,934.40
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,096.71
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: EXCALIBUR CLASSIC, INC.
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKING AT A FUNDRAISER FOR JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND DUKE UNIVERSITY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,786.50
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Electronic Retailing Association
Purpose: SPEAKING, GIVING KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,723.51
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marsha Blackburn

Rodney Bacigalupo
Stephen Brophy
Ryan Laskarn
Jesse Ryan Loskarn
Joshua Mullen
Michael Platt



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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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