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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 |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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