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Back to The Data

Office of

Adam Schiff


Total cost of 29 office trips: $68,166.63


Trips by Adam Schiff
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $29,621.42

Destination: DC-FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,931.45
source

Destination: ARMENIA
Sponsor: Armenian National Committee
Purpose:
Date: Sep 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,395.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST: EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,484.57
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

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

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FALL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,881.68
source

Destination: BURBANK, CA TO RANCHO MIRAGE, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA BIPARTISAN DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $823.19
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,519.68
source

Destination: DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Sep 10, 2004
Expense: $1,088.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,199.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Adam Schiff

Elizabeth Alexander
Timothy Bergreen
Pearl Fu
Haig Kartounian
Paul Kidwell
Rebecca Kutler
Gail Ravnitzky
Adrienne Rose
Philip Tahtakran



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

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.