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Back to The Data

Office of

Lamar Alexander


Total cost of 24 office trips: $54,474.77


Trips by Lamar Alexander
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,792.15

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION NEW MEMBERS ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003
Expense: $225.78
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL DEAN'S CONFERENCE, JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.39
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Cistercian Preparatory School
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,758.38
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Alliance for School Choice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,536.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE: A COOPERATIVE EFFORT
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,329.20
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,843.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lamar Alexander

Kristin Bannerman
Austin Bryan
Christine Dodd
Alice Ganier
Tom Ingram
Marguerite Sallee
Sharon Segner
Matt Sonnesyn
Bill Sullivan
Tim Valentine
Brent Wiles



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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    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

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  • 06.02.15

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  • 05.28.15

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