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Back to The Data

Office of

Chris John


Total cost of 57 office trips: $109,293.40


Trips by Chris John
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $44,137.83

Destination: WYE RIVER CONF. CENTER-QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: INDIGO INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPEAKER-POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $7,597.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $735.00
source

Destination: POUGHKEEPSIE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: HYDE PARK CONFERENCE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Purpose: SPEECH & PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,962.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Beer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT AT MEMBERSHIP MTG.
Date: Nov 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,385.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2001 SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,201.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.50
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT, NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,035.31
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION SUMMIT, CABIN BLUFF
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ADDRESS SPORTSMEN DURING SUMMIT
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,857.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,654.26
source

Destination: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEM LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,993.60
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM KANSAS CITY, TO JOPLIN, TO FT. SMITH TO SHREVEPORT TO DODDTO LAFAYE TO NEW ORLE
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose:
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,245.44
source

Destination: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CES-LEADER'S IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,111.22
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,481.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Chris John

Jody Comeaux
Lynn Hershey
David Kay
Vera Lebrun
Gayle Parker
Jacob Roche
Samuel Roche
Stephen Stefaosk
Gordon Taylor



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

Learning from Video Games

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 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

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?