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Back to The Data

Office of

Edward Kennedy


Total cost of 57 office trips: $65,073.43


Trips by Edward Kennedy
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $12,055.83

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Directors Guild of America
Purpose: SO RECEIVE AN AWARD FROM THE GUILD
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $512.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: L'Oreal
Purpose: VISIT TO THE LOUVRE FOR THE OPENING OF THE JAQUELINE KENNEDY: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS
Date: Nov 14, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $10,316.13
source

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Sunbelt Communications Co
Purpose: SPEECH/REMARKS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Date: Oct 12, 2004
Expense: $1,227.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Edward Kennedy

David Bowen
Stephanie Cotte
David Dorsey
Amelia Dungan
Dora Hughes
Kathleen Kruse
Christopher Loftis
Kara Marchione
David Nexon
Jane Oates
Esther Olavarria
David Oliveria
Danica Petroshius
Ngozi Pole
Elizabeth Prescott
Kevin Richards
Roberto Rodriguez
Stacey Sachs
John Samuelian
David Sutphen
Marty Walsh
Sharon Waxman
Portia Wu



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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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