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Office of

Sander Levin


Total cost of 41 office trips: $134,282.97


Trips by Sander Levin
Total cost of congressperson's 24 trips: $105,710.97

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,686.30
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,796.60
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,669.80
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: CONGRESSIONAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AND TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK
Purpose: TPN WINTER MEETING AND CELI STUDY VISIT
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,592.25
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $454.50
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,232.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT ON WELFARE REFORM
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,687.50
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM TERRORISM AND THE U.S. RESPONSE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,202.14
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,222.95
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,993.50
source

Destination: DETROIT-SAN FRANCISCO-WASH, DC
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $638.80
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $340.70
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,381.80
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,866.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,748.80
source

Destination: GEORGETOWN, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,177.00
source

Destination: WASH, DC-BOSTON, MASS-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $812.90
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 21, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,651.40
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $765.18
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON WS POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,058.68
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, IL-SHANGHAI-BEIJING, CHINA-WASH, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $20,439.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENN
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: INVITED TO ATTEND TOWN HALL
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: ERIE, PENN
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: INVITED TO ATTEND TOWN HALL
Date: May 16, 2005
Expense: $313.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sander Levin

Michael Castellano
Michael Costellano
David Ettinger
Christina Hardesty
Joe Mckelvey
Morna Miller



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

    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.
  • 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.