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Back to The Data

Office of

Richard Baker


Total cost of 49 office trips: $80,133.62


Trips by Richard Baker
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $26,370.84

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH, NYSE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Global Association of Risk Professionals
Purpose:
Date: Jan 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $765.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH, FANNIE MAE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MEETING/SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,771.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,910.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: STEPHENS INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO SIA'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,687.50
source

Destination: DCA-KONA-BTR
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT VARIOUS MEETINGS AT THEIR CONFERENCE AND REVIEWED HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,311.84
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Baker

C Scott Canady
J Patrick Cave
Charlotte Collins
Stuart Crigler
Paul Eubanks
Kevin Kirchner
Gretchen Lindquist
Lisa Mortier
Paul Sawyer
Fraser Verrusio
Thomas Wilson



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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