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Office of

Jon Kyl


Total cost of 76 office trips: $182,962.99


Trips by Jon Kyl
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $41,030.50

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: TO GIVE KEYNOTE LUNCHEON ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000
Expense: $236.00
source

Destination: KALISPEL, MONTANA
Sponsor: America West Airlines Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE AMERICA WEST BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Aug 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,774.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION AND DINNER
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $1,155.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Donors Forum on International Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE DONORS' FORUM MEETING
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $417.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $710.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,720.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON COUNTER TERRORISM
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,124.00
source

Destination: MUNICH AND BERLIN GERMANY
Sponsor: HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES FOR HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Jul 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $17,800.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Oct 6, 2002
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AEI
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AEI WORLD FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,697.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Purpose: MODERATOR IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS FOR THE 2004 AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,210.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jon Kyl

Katie Altshuler
Brenda Burman
Christine Clark
Daniel Fata
Walter Fischer
Jonathan Gans
Mark Gaspers
Paul Georgia
Tim Glazewski
Katherine Gumerson
Jeff Kuhnreich
John Luddy
Elizabeth Maier
Diane Major
Christine Morden
John Rood
Jason Thomas
Danielle Turnipseed
Mark Warren
Lawrence Willcox
Lisa Wolski



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

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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.