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Office of

Todd Tiahrt


Total cost of 37 office trips: $120,326.85


Trips by Todd Tiahrt
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $72,011.41

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,375.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose:
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $577.18
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Bombardier Inc
Purpose: TO SEE BOMBARDIER'S HQ & MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $5,678.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $6,025.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBAIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $15,702.84
source

Destination: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE, VIENNA AND BUDAPEST
Sponsor: Center for First Principles
Purpose: TO ENHANCE RELATIONS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND NEW EUROPE
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $17,819.44
source

Destination: KAUAI, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $14,102.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $637.74
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-VERMILLION, SD-WICHITA, KS
Sponsor: University of South Dakota
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FARBER FORUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $844.00
source

Destination: DCA-SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA-WICHITA, KS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,149.21
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Todd Tiahrt

Bradley Ayers
Kevin Bruce
Amy Brusch
Jeff Kahrs
Matt Rowden
Sam Sackett
Matt Schlapp



American RadioWorks |
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For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

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