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Back to The Data

Office of

John Ensign


Total cost of 84 office trips: $180,750.56


Trips by John Ensign
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $19,514.48

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $917.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Cuban American National Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: May 20, 2003
Expense: $789.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN POLICY DIALOGUES WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,869.33
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL AND AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,378.75
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN POLICY DIALOGUES/PROGRAMS WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,560.40
source

Destination: WINNEMUCCA AND BARRICK, NEVADA
Sponsor: Barrick Gold Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Oct 28, 2004
Expense: $1,000.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Ensign

Allison Barry
J Scott Bensing
Shellyn Camacho
Aaron Cohen
Bryan Cunningham
Gina Grandinetti
Eli Greif
D'arcy Grisier
Julene Haworth
Christopher Jaarda
Lauren Jiles
Kevin Kirkeby
Valerie Largent
John Lopez
Michelle Spence
Michael Sullivan
Pamela Thiessen
Jesse Wadhams



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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