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Back to The Data

Office of

Dan Burton


Total cost of 79 office trips: $184,971.00


Trips by Dan Burton
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $30,596.50

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,555.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Diversified Collection Services Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND TOUR OF FACILITY
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,165.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR AUTISM
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Apr 9, 2000
Expense: $337.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO CONVENTION
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,079.50
source

Destination: CHICAGO ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Oct 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $7,460.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT W/ PRES./AM. INSTITUTE & GOVERNMENT BUSINESS LEADER.
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,750.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dan Burton

Heather Bailey
Kevin Binger
David Burian
J Vincent Chase
Jonathan Dilley
Garry Ewing
Brian Fauls
Dan Getz
Lawrence Halloran
Barbara Kahlow
Randall Kaplan
Caroline Katzin
Claudia Keller
Connie Lausten
Marlo Lewis
Toni Lightle
Kevin Long
Gloria Markus
Diane Menorca
Daniel Moll
Bill O'neill
R Nicholas Palarino
Kimberly Reed
George Rogers
Stephen Schatz
Dan Skopec
Brenda Summers
Robert Taub
Mary Udovich
Mary Valentino
Mark Walker
William Waller
Nathaniel Wienecke
Corinne Zaccagnini



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.

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