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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 |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.