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Back to The Data

Office of

Anne Northup


Total cost of 25 office trips: $44,155.44


Trips by Anne Northup
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $17,155.33

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: SITE REVIEW
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Women's National Republican Club
Purpose: AWARD PRESENTATION
Date: Apr 17, 2000
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER-NAHB'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 10, 2001
Expense: $1,009.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Food Distributors International
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2001
Expense: $5,716.80
source

Destination: BEIJING
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose:
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,396.23
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA AND NAPLES FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2004
Expense: $1,087.50
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY - BOSTON, MA - FT. MYERS
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS PROGRAM AND TO SPEAK AT A WOMEN'S POLITICAL PROGRAM OFFICIAL
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $615.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anne Northup

Elizabeth Barr
Clinton Blair
Susan Brown
Kristi Craig
Sherri Craig
Alan Hanson
Johanna Kenny
David Rogers
John Smith
Brandon Steinmann
Christin Tinsworth



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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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    This is your brain on language

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