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Back to The Data

Office of

Susan Davis


Total cost of 18 office trips: $40,750.88


Trips by Susan Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $30,640.50

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-MONTEREY, CA-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: GAVE REMARKS & PRESIDED OVER PANEL AT MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: PART OF LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,035.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHT PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV & JERUSALEM
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,451.60
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA - WESTERN MISSION HILLS, CA RANCHO MIRAGE
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: BIPARTISAN LEGISLATIVE PLANNING SESSION
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,400.92
source

Destination: SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,273.48
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - DUBLIN, IRELAND - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $8,746.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Susan Davis

William Houchins
Lisa Sherman
Donna Smith
Patricia Zavala



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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