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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Simpson


Total cost of 27 office trips: $54,253.04


Trips by Mike Simpson
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $18,248.43

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $265.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-FT. LAUDERDALE-D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE-CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN'S WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,952.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Orthodontists
Purpose: SPEAKING AT AAO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISITING BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,590.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE/CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKING AT FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,463.33
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IF - DAYTONA, FL - WASH, D.C.
Sponsor: Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO PHYSICIANS DEDICATED TO RESEARCH AND FUNDING FOR EAR-NOSE-THROAT RELATED DISORDERS
Date: Feb 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: EAR, NOSE, THROAT DOCTORS
Purpose: SPOKE TO DOCTORS REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES INTL. HEALTH CARE FIELD AND ISSUES RELATED TO THE LABOR HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,547.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Simpson

Karl Anderson
Joshua Heird
Sharon Mcmurtrey
Megan Milam
John Revier
Rhonda Sarantis
Lindsay Slater



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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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