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Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

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Office of

Jeff Sessions


Total cost of 59 office trips: $106,824.60


Trips by Jeff Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $21,685.35

Destination: DITCHLEY PARK, ENSTONE, CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ditchley Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON "INTERNATIONAL ACTION ON ILLEGAL DRUGS"
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,322.75
source

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: A CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION OF 4 GROUPS: NATIONAL DEFENSE/INDUSTRY ASSOC., U.S. ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND, ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE ASSOC., AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY ASSOC., C/O SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH TO SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 23, 2000
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL TO ORANGE BEACH, AL
Sponsor: AAA Cooper Transportation
Purpose: TO GET TO ORANGE BEACH IN SHORT TIME PERIOD TO SPEAK TO ALABAMA TRUCKERS ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Apr 21, 2001
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEECH AT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Date: May 26, 2001
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE/RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,345.29
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN SENATORS WORKING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: GADSDEN, AL TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING OF ALABAMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE AND SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN GROUP DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $1,370.65
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $938.04
source

Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,098.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATING AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,919.40
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004
Expense: $793.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND TOYOTA EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT IN MONTGOMERY
Date: Sep 24, 2004
Expense: $562.70
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE/BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,027.52
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: ATTEND HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $575.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Sessions

Barron Avery
Michael Brumas
Armand De Keyser
Rick Dearborn
Kira Finkler
Archibald Galloway
Gerald Gilligan
Ed Haden
Alan Hanson
Stormie Janzun
Margaret Jeffreys
Mary Susan Jones
John Kennedy
Anthony Leigh
John Little
Charlotte Montiel
Cindy Pate
Heather Sawyer
William Smith
Mary Alice Tyson
Kelly Williams



American RadioWorks |
Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.

Recent Posts

  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.