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Back to The Data

Office of

Vic Snyder


Total cost of 15 office trips: $55,603.18


Trips by Vic Snyder
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $40,764.30

Destination: LITTLE ROCK TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US/RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $4,305.80
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,254.50
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,564.10
source

Destination: LANAI CITY, HI; HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,682.90
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO MOSCOW, RUSSIA TO LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,763.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE OF POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,031.50
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $8,404.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Vic Snyder

Michael Casey
Dawn Patrice Jackson
Dexter Pearson
Matt Price
James Savage



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.