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Office of

Thomas Allen


Total cost of 36 office trips: $108,187.55


Trips by Thomas Allen
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $80,620.66

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,705.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: DRUMMOND WOODSUM & MAC MAHON
Purpose: SPEAK BEFORE AMERICAN BAR ASSN-INSTALLATION EVENT FOR ROBERT HIRSHON FROM PORTLAND, ME AS PRESIDENT
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY & THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,350.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,719.45
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,000.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK IN A CONFERENCE ABOUT TRADE
Date: Apr 11, 2002
Expense: $746.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $11,250.80
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,282.89
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-FINLAND-DISTRICT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,165.10
source

Destination: FORT MYERS
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY AND ITS FUTURE
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,287.12
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,519.00
source

Destination: FT. FAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,938.76
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,812.80
source

Destination: FORT MYERS
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,469.37
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,528.66
source

Destination: DENVER
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTENDING THE ANNUAL KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $870.51
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME TO ORLANDO, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG REIMPORTATION
Date: Apr 6, 2005
Expense: $284.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Allen

Danielle Allen
James Bradley
Jolene Chonko
Janice Cooper
Shawna Friedman
James Keena
Susan Lexer
Matthew Nelson
Todd Stein
Catherine Turner
Allison Vogt



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

    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.
  • 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.