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Back to The Data

Office of

Olympia Snowe


Total cost of 43 office trips: $90,833.91


Trips by Olympia Snowe
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $70,498.65

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $949.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Purpose: TO SPEAK AND PRESENT AN AWARD AT THEIR COALITION EVENT
Date: May 20, 2001
Expense: $767.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR LUNCHEON HELD IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $631.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Northwood University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE DISTINGUISHED WOMEN'S AWARD FROM NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,030.07
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,546.96
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD MEETING
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $545.47
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: ORDER OF ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE CHURCH
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL GRAND BANQUET OF THE ARCHONS IN AMERICA
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $260.17
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,992.50
source

Destination: SIMSBURY, CT
Sponsor: Ethel Walker School
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR REUNION WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Date: May 17, 2002
Expense: $2,819.92
source

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: American College of Greece
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM THE COLLEGE
Date: Jun 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $20,083.81
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE MEETING FOR 2003
Date: Mar 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $859.59
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Purpose: TO PRESENT AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE REPUBLICAN PRO-CHOICE COALITION TO SUSAN CULLMAN, RECIPIENT OF THIS YEAR'S AWARD AT THE ST. REGIS HOTEL
Date: May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $920.75
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: RMSP NEW YORK CITY POLICY RETREAT WEEKEND
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,392.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,061.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Directors Guild of America
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THEIR ANNUAL DGA HONORS AWARD
Date: Nov 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,665.83
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE 2004 JEFFERSON-LINCOLN AWARD (DINNER EVENT)
Date: Nov 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $8,446.91
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: AS A MEMBER OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE SELECTION COMMITTEE, TRAVEL WAS NECESSARY TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL MEETING TO SELECT THIS YEAR'S CANDIDATES FOR THE AWARD
Date: Mar 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $932.14
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Greek Leadership 100
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AND AWARD FOR HER LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,593.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Olympia Snowe

Jane Calderwood
Weston Coulam
Jay Cummings
Catherine Finley
Thomas Geier
Jennifer Griffith
Fred Hartman
Erik Heilman
Carolyn Holmes
Kathleen Kerrigan
Ray Krncevic
Alec Vachon
Greg Wach
Susan Walden
Ginny Worrest



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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

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The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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