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Back to The Data

Office of

Ray Lahood


Total cost of 64 office trips: $126,063.02


Trips by Ray Lahood
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $58,938.22

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE IN QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT AND ITOO LEBANON; SYRIA
Sponsor: ST. SHARBEL CHURCH IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS; *LEBANESE GOVERNMENT
Purpose: CHURCH DEDICATION KEYNOTE SPEAKER; MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: May 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,863.20
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CO-CHAIRMAN, HOUSE RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: PARIS, CHERBOURG, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO EUROPEAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES SITES
Date: Apr 14, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $15,002.40
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT, LEBANON
Sponsor: University of Notre Dame
Purpose: TO GIVE THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE 2003-2004 CEREMONY
Date: Jul 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $12,718.70
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Caterpillar Inc
Purpose: SPEECH ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIVATE/PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS TO FURTHER THE WORK ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER
Date: Jan 14, 2005
Expense: $576.39
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $20,708.53
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ray Lahood

Patrick Carroll
Diane Hiesman
Jill Janovetz
Michael King
Diane Liesman
Brad Mcmillan
Joan Mitchell
Jennifer Myers
Maureen Schlicksup
Erin Smith-Reif
Andrea Tebbe



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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.

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