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Back to The Data

Office of

Michael Collins


Total cost of 14 office trips: $43,293.89


Trips by Michael Collins
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $14,611.15

Destination:
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CEO'S & V.P.'S RE: W & M. ISSUES, ENERGY TAX ETC
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF THE RAILROADS & TRANSP. POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,122.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose:
Date: Oct 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,275.34
source

Destination: CALLAWAY GARDENS, PINE MTN, GA
Sponsor: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL ASSN. MTG
Date: Dec 31, 2002
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS-TRANSP. POLICY ISSUES ALSO TAX PROPOSALS, R.R. RETIREMENT, ECONOMIC REGS. ETC.
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.00
source

Destination: CLOISTERS, SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Georgia Employers Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $448.31
source

Destination: BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Jun 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $983.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Collins

Chester Bryant
Berkley Etheridge
Shawn Friesen
Nicole Venable



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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