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Back to The Data

Office of

Jerry Moran


Total cost of 22 office trips: $27,678.07


Trips by Jerry Moran
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $7,697.23

Destination: HAVANA GULFTREAM
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EXAMINE AGRICULTURAL TRADE OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $932.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $973.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY-MEMPHIS-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Delta Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Sep 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $968.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY-CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,233.03
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Agricultual Retailers Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/LEGISLATIVE AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $732.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL-KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,440.85
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI-CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $418.26
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerry Moran

Jennie Guttery
Thomas Hemmer
Jon Hixson
Kelli Ludlum
Trevor Mckeeman
Travis Murphy
Kip Peterson
Tyler Wegmeyer



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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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  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

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