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Back to The Data

Office of

Marty Meehan


Total cost of 10 office trips: $22,420.28


Trips by Marty Meehan
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $16,256.20

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA - LOS ANGELES, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA/CAMPAIGN REFORM PROJECT
Purpose: CAMPAIGN REFORM PROJECT LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
Date: Jun 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,340.00
source

Destination: R/T: WASHINGTON, DC - ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,826.00
source

Destination: SAN FRAN
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: CONG. MEEHAN WAS AWARDED THE PANELTA INSTITUTE'S JEFFERSON. LINCOLN AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,417.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Discovery Communications Inc
Purpose: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM TELEVISION TAPING
Date: May 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $471.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marty Meehan

Suzanne Dumont
Amy Ford
Lori Loureiro
Joshua Lynn



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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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