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Office of

Richard Neal


Total cost of 27 office trips: $46,152.79


Trips by Richard Neal
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $16,390.75

Destination: CHATHAM, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,575.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,671.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM SUMMIT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,057.75
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Chubb Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $640.50
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM SPRINGFIELD, MA/HARTFORD AIRPORT TO ALBUQUERQUE, NM AND RETURN
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AT LUMIDIGM BIOMETRICS
Date: May 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.50
source

Destination: NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Chubb Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETING ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES AFFECTING INSURANCE INDUSTRY INCLUDING ASBESTOS RELATED ISSUES, TAXES, LEGAL REFORM AND INSURANCE REGULATION.
Date: Dec 16, 2003
Expense: $440.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PRESBYTERIAN HOSTIPAL, CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, BURN CENTER
Sponsor: American Burn Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETING WITH BURN PHYSICIANS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE MEDICAL FIELD INCLUDING PHYSICIAN REIMBURSEMENT, MEDICARE, MEDICAL RESEARCH AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS
Date: Dec 17, 2003
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,470.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: THE DENVER FORUM/THE CITY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Purpose: TO ADDRESS TWO PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS ON THE TOPIC OF SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,475.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CLEVELAND, OH,-HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO GROUP REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $469.00
source

Destination: WEQUASSETT INN, CHATHAM, MA (BY PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE)
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR/BIPARTISAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $980.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Neal

Daniel Houton
Ann Jablon
Bridgette Johnson
Ryan Kelly
Margaret Mcglinch
Melissa Mueller
Michael Prucker



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.