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Office of

Donald Manzullo


Total cost of 38 office trips: $57,476.71


Trips by Donald Manzullo
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $11,164.02

Destination: MARION, AR
Sponsor: Union Pacific Corporation
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERMODAL FACILITIES SIMILAR TO THOSE PROPOSED IN THE 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. TRIP INCLUDED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Date: Nov 30, 2000
Expense: $674.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: INVITED SPEAKER AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN. ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,015.09
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VIST 3 STOCK EXCHANGES; OPEN NASDAQ; DUTIES PER FINANCIAL SVC. CTR.
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $857.00
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA
Sponsor: Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Purpose: INVITED TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $773.53
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT/PRESENTER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,264.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Donald Manzullo

Richard Beutel
Thomas Bezas
Conor Brown
Rich Carter
Bryan Davis
Michael Day
Ian Deason
Jennifer Ensminger
Philip Eskeland
Stephen Johnson
Bradley Knox
Christopher Lee
Adam Magary
Kurt Markva
Jennifer Osika
Rosario Palmieri
Barry Pineles
Helen Smith
John Szymanski
James Thomas
Patrick Wilson



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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