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Office of

Bart Stupak


Total cost of 33 office trips: $86,543.95


Trips by Bart Stupak
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $51,145.71

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE-DISCUSSED PENDING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Sep 10, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $454.50
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE REGARDING ELECTRIC INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, UK-LONDON, UK
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL & NUCLEAR PLANT DECOMISSIONING
Date: May 27, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $15,080.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT OF WILLIAMS CO., ENERGY INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,079.78
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AT TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose:
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,892.79
source

Destination: HARBER SPRINGS, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR ANNUAL MAC DINNER
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $225.51
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN: ATLANTA, GA-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL-AVENTURA, FL-GREEN BAY, WI MRS. STUPAK: GREEN BAY, WI-FT LAUDERDALE, FL-AVENTURA, FL-GREEN BAY, WI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,976.37
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BARCELONA, SPAIN-PARIS, FRANCE-GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF SPANISH AND FRENCH NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $19,778.48
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN MY DISTRICT ON MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $528.52
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD CONFERENCE-DISCUSS ENERGY BILL AND PROPOSED REFORMS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,732.08
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT-ISSUES AND POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,023.68
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bart Stupak

Matthew Berzok
Amy Fuerstenau
Lynne Jensen
Daphna Peled
Scott Schloegel
Leslie Thomsen
Sonya Wendell
Sean Wherley



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

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