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Back to The Data

Office of

Thomas Ewing


Total cost of 10 office trips: $24,971.70


Trips by Thomas Ewing
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $22,198.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,470.14
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,287.68
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.; ST. LOUIS (MO); MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COTTON AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,598.95
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ANWR TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,181.44
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.32
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Ewing

Richard Grant



American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.
  • 06.23.15

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