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Back to The Data

Office of

James Mcgovern


Total cost of 32 office trips: $79,389.76


Trips by James Mcgovern
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $26,451.48

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING. TO FACILITATE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTES UNIVERSITIES AND CUBAN COUNTERPARTS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Services
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,223.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: OXFAM
Purpose: TO REVIEW OXFAM'S DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS IN CUBA.
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL
Purpose: TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO PRESERVE EARNEST HEMINGWAY'S LEGACY INCLUDING PRESERVATION OF WORKS OF LITERARY SIGNIFICANCE.
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,850.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF U.S. - CUBA POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,656.48
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: BOSTON - HAVANA - DC
Sponsor: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Services
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,468.50
source

Destination: BETHESDA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO GAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING ON THE ROLE RELIGIOUS FAITH PLAYS IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $537.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,145.88
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: TO EVALUATE U.S. RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION AND FRANCE, AND TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,524.26
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of James Mcgovern

Edward Augustus
Cindy Buhl
Daniel Holt
Michael Meishon
Michael Mershon
Gladys Parker
Christopher Philbin
Keith Stern
Ryan Thrasher



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.

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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