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Back to The Data

Office of

Ron Lewis


Total cost of 38 office trips: $62,447.36


Trips by Ron Lewis
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $14,259.05

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,153.17
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,199.13
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR, WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AT THE TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,560.78
source

Destination: KAMUALA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.32
source

Destination: HEALTH CONFERENCE 1/15-1/17/04 RETURN HOME 1/18
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,315.65
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Lewis

Kelley Ayers
Eric Bergren
Michael Dodge
Justin Groenert
Philip Hays
Richard Henkle
Daniel London
Kevin Modlin
Katherine Reding
Megan Spindel
Megan Tuck



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.