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Office of

Charles Norwood


Total cost of 15 office trips: $33,362.65


Trips by Charles Norwood
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $25,943.06

Destination:
Sponsor: TENNESSEE DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THEIR MEMBERS
Date: May 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $933.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Georgia Dental Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,294.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 20, 2001
Expense: $1,406.22
source

Destination: DENVER, CO TO AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Purpose:
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,060.12
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: BREAKFAST BREIFING AND HUNTING EXCURSION
Date: Dec 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $855.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Brown University
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,595.50
source

Destination: CONVENTION ACTIVITIES
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CABLE 2002 CONVENTION/PARTICIPATE-SPEAK AT PUBLIC POLICY LUNCL
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,750.19
source

Destination: PLENARY SPEAKER
Sponsor: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY NATIONAL MEETING
Purpose: SERVE AS PLENARY SPEAKER
Date: May 18, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,671.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,516.74
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ADA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,436.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PROVIDENCE, RI-ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: RIMS CONFERENCE-KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,424.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Norwood

Jennie Derge
Greg Louer
Lemuel Smith
Rodney Whitlock



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.
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  • 06.02.15

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