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Back to The Data

Office of

John Cornyn


Total cost of 46 office trips: $114,288.63


Trips by John Cornyn
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $62,749.99

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Republican Jewish Coalition
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL RJC CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,200.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY FOR NEW TOYOTA MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SAN ANTONIO
Date: Feb 10, 2003
Expense: $2,966.25
source

Destination: LAREDO, TX
Sponsor: WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CEREMONY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $139.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: DALLAS PRAYER BREAKFAST
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $89.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: ATTENDED THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,911.88
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TEXAS AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003
Expense: $2,236.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Pilgrim's Pride
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 20, 2003
Expense: $2,446.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, AGRA, AND HYDERABAD, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $13,818.89
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS REVIEW OF LAW AND POLITICS
Purpose: SPEAK TO TEXAS REVIEW OF LAW AND POLITICS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,442.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: LARRY BENSON, LP INVESTMENTS
Purpose: PORTRAIT HANGING AT ST. MARY'S LAW SCHOOL AND SPEAK AT CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW OPENING
Date: Apr 2, 2004
Expense: $756.69
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: PATRICK KENNEDY JR
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 15, 2004
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: Texas Council for the Humanities
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE INSTITUTE ON CONGRESS AND AMERICAN HISTORY
Date: Jun 13, 2004
Expense: $209.34
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 12, 2004
Expense: $100.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: GIVE REMARKS TO THE AIPAC SENATE CLUB (PART OF THE AIPAC NATIONAL SUMMIT)
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $743.40
source

Destination: ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Stanford Financial Group Co
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING MISSION HOSTED BY CONSTITUENT COMPANY WITH SUBSTANTIAL OPERATIONS ON SITE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,441.00
source

Destination: HILDALGO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Borderfest
Purpose: RECEIVE 2005 BORDER TEXAN OF THE YEAR AWARD AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $22,000.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Cornyn

Katherine Bloemendal
Spencer Chambers
Beth Jafari
Tiffany Kebodeaux
Robert Kincaid
Peter Olson
Russell Thomasson
Josh Winegarner
Matt Winslow



American RadioWorks |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?