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Back to The Data

Office of

John Dingell


Total cost of 42 office trips: $76,674.10


Trips by John Dingell
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $21,013.55

Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.60
source

Destination: DETROIT TO SANTA ANA, CA TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO SPEAK IN PANEL TO CORPORATE ALLIANCES PARTNER SUMMIT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $6,294.88
source

Destination: SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS ON THURSDAY AND TO SPEAK AT DINNER ON FRIDAY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO CARLSBAD, CA. TO WASHINGTON, D.C
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO ADDRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS WINTER MEETING IN CARLSBAD
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,753.91
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WEST AFTON, IA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $700.76
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $365.95
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $206.37
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: TO VISIT FORD AND ITS FACTORY. CONG. DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: MARTINSBURG, WVA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: General Motors Corporation
Purpose: RETURN TO DISTRICT FROM GM SPONSORED EVENT IN SHEPHERDSTOWN AL WITH CONG. DINGELL SPOKE
Date: Jul 17, 2004
Expense: $752.10
source

Destination: MOCKINAC
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONF
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.76
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Dingell

Dan Beattie
David Dumke
Pete Filon
Michael Hacker
Jack Maniko
Katie Murtha
Lisa Pineles



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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.

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