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Back to The Data

Office of

John Shimkus


Total cost of 71 office trips: $127,470.26


Trips by John Shimkus
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $35,868.38

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO VAIL TO ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2000 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,849.47
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,572.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR YUCCA MOUNTAIN-PROPOSED NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE SITE
Date: Mar 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,707.50
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,031.53
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP AND TO BUILD A ONE ROOM COMPUTER SCHOOL
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $19,301.46
source

Destination: SAINT LOUIS TO SEWARD, NEBRASKA TO SAINT LOUIS
Sponsor: Concordia University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $316.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO-ISRAEL-CHICAGO
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose:
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $10,090.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Shimkus

Courtney Anderson
Daniel Blankenburg
Kelly Childress
Rodney Davis
Ray Fitzgerald
Greta Hanson
Bill Olson
Craig Roberts
Charles Tracy
Michelle Yahng
Maureen Zilly



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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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