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Back to The Data

Office of

Michael Capuano


Total cost of 30 office trips: $59,716.79


Trips by Michael Capuano
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,365.82

Destination: N Y S E
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $554.25
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,795.54
source

Destination: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-SPEAKING
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $790.99
source

Destination: NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $871.10
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,461.24
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $5,810.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Capuano

Kate Auspitz
Bret Freedman
Lucy Heenan
Chris Huckleberry
Michelle Mancini
Kaitlin Mccolgan
Daniel Muroff
Jon Skarin
Jose Vaquerano



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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