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Office of

Paul David Wellstone


Total cost of 21 office trips: $26,307.08


Trips by Paul David Wellstone
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,563.08

Destination: SALTLAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: SUE ARENDS OR LELAND SWENSON PRES NATIONAL FARMER'S UNION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,402.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH/DURHAM, N.C
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,409.64
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-NEW YORK CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,672.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - VIA CHICAGO TO MADISON, WI - MSP
Sponsor: MIKE MOSKOFF MADISON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,461.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 20, 2000
Expense: $331.00
source

Destination: PDW-MINNEAPOLIS-NEW ORLEANS SHEILA WELLSTONE-NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,661.40
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: PHILADELPHIA COMMON CAUSE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 31, 2000
Expense: $1,111.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA-MINNEAPOLIS-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,306.10
source

Destination: SAN FRAN-CA-OAKLAND CA.
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,683.89
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,787.00
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.01
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS MN-TO CLEVELAND, OHIO TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: National Jewish Democratic Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,579.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN-NEW YORK CITY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: RANDOM HOUSE INC. LIN FORGANTTI
Purpose: INTERVIEW-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 16, 2001
Expense: $1,373.01
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: RANDOM HOUSE INC. LIN FORGANTTI
Purpose: INTERVIEW-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $986.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Citizen Action/Illinois
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 28, 2001
Expense: $574.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Paul David Wellstone

Mark Anderson
John Gilman
Rachel Gragg
Perry Lange
Colin Mcginnis
Richard Mckeon



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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.

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