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Office of

Leonard Boswell


Total cost of 18 office trips: $32,532.67


Trips by Leonard Boswell
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $22,648.56

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

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE 2002 FARM BILL AND PHEASANT HUNT
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $525.23
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,262.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: May 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,137.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON/DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WY TO DES MOINES, IA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,150.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN BOSWELL-WASH. DULLES/SEATTLE/DES MOINES, DARLENE BOSWELL-DENVER/SEATTLE/DES MOINES
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,024.29
source

Destination: DCA-BIRMINGHAM-MONTGOMERY-SELMA-DSM
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA - WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: World Food Prize Foundation
Purpose: WORLD FOOD PRIZE EVENT
Date: Mar 14, 2005
Expense: $1,044.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS VISIT TO THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,439.04
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Leonard Boswell

Sally Bowzer
Jay Byers
Elizabeth Carter
Heather Matson
Tammy Mcathey



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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