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Back to The Data

Office of

Mary Landrieu


Total cost of 44 office trips: $76,737.43


Trips by Mary Landrieu
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $12,582.28

Destination: JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: Mississippi Early Childhood Association
Purpose: LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: Oct 14, 1998
Expense: $743.38
source

Destination: ROMANIA
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: TAKE PART IN A CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION; MET WITH HIGH RANKING OFFICIALS ON CHILD WELFARE AND ADOPTION; TOUR ORPHANAGES AND OTHER CHILD WELFARE INSTITUTIONS
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,530.00
source

Destination: UGANDA
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,409.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,899.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mary Landrieu

Aylin Acikalin
Mandy Folse
Herman Gesser
Michael Hinton
Lauren Jardell
Tanner Johnson
T Bradley Keith
Jennifer Lancaster
Rick Masters
Jason Matthews
Mark Mintz
Neal Orringer
Allen Richey
Norma Sabiston
Jason Schendle
Kathleen Strottman
Mark Tiner
Jerald White
Jeffrey Wiener
Alicia Williams



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

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  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

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