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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



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

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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