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Back to The Data

Office of

Debbie Stabenow


Total cost of 29 office trips: $48,132.83


Trips by Debbie Stabenow
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $33,946.05

Destination: THOMAS EDISON INN, PORT HURON, MI
Sponsor: Business and Professional Women
Purpose: BANQUET SPEAKER
Date: Mar 18, 2000
Expense: $98.64
source

Destination: GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PANEL SPEAKER
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $917.90
source

Destination: GAYLORD, MI
Sponsor: North Central Council of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $82.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,630.00
source

Destination: ALPENA, MI / TRAVERSE CITY, MI / LANSING, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY
Purpose: TO KEYNOTE MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 16, 2001
Expense: $855.63
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New Democrat Network
Purpose: ATTEND A 2002 NEW DEMOCRAT NETWORK EAST COAST RETREAT
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,451.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND A GENERAL POLICY SESSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,253.26
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,511.18
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,041.00
source

Destination: MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $595.44
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,230.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Debbie Stabenow

Patricia Bouch
Susan Glynn
Anthony Heyward
Joanne Huls
Noushin Jahanian
Kristen Knepper
David Lemmon
Alexander Lurie
Ian Whitney
Mat Young



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.