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Back to The Data

Office of

Dave Weldon


Total cost of 28 office trips: $38,799.22


Trips by Dave Weldon
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $12,637.65

Destination: LEGISLATIVE DISCUSSIONS, BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: House Republican Study Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: SPEECH ON MEDICAL ISSUES PENDING LEGISLATION
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK TO BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONF.
Date: Jan 11, 2001
Expense: $2,003.45
source

Destination: SCHEDULED MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS BY CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,034.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Canyonville Christian Academy
Purpose: INVITATION TO SPEAK AT SEMINAR ON GOV'T AT DAUGHTER'S BOARDING SCHOOL
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.93
source

Destination: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES/AGENDA
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: AUSTRIA, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS LEGISLATOR
Date: Apr 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $453.95
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Autism One
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONVENTION
Date: May 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $655.20
source

Destination: ARIZONA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: DC-BALTIMORE-ORLANDO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.12
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW
Purpose: PURPOSE WAS TO DISCUSS THE AUTISM HEALTH ISSUE, WHICH CONGRESSMAN WELDON HAS INTRODUCED LEGISLATION ON
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $943.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO APPEAR ON "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS"
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $587.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dave Weldon

W Burns
David Christensen
Erin Coyle
Brendan Curry
Dana Gartzke
Jaillene Honter
Eric Keber



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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