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Office of

Thad Cochran


Total cost of 104 office trips: $236,326.07


Trips by Thad Cochran
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $14,817.68

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Expense: $97.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,123.70
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,298.52
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American College of Dentists
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 13, 2000
Expense: $1,918.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $864.72
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Reed Elsevier Group plc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $197.00
source

Destination: GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: MISSISSIPPI POULTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MISSISSIPPI POULTRY ASSOCIATION
Date: Sep 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,329.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX CORPORATION (FLIGHT FROM DC TO WEST VIRGINIA) BRITISH PETROLEUM (FLIGHT FROM WEST VA TO DC) BUSINESS GOV'T RELATIONS COUNCIL (LODGING)
Purpose: ADDRESS BUSINESS-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $974.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Date: Oct 21, 2001
Expense: $198.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND AWARD COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $736.25
source

Destination: ATTEND AWARD CEREMONY
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose:
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,052.90
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ORGANIZATION MEETING
Date: Mar 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $371.09
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ORGANIZATION MEETING
Date: Mar 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,657.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thad Cochran

Rebecca Benn
Emily Brunini
Ann Copland
Patricia Doty
Win Ellington
Harvey Fisher
Warren Harper
Thomas Hawks
Clayton Heil
Stephen Higginbothom
Stewart Holmes
David Johnson
Rachelle Johnson
Mark Keenum
Lance Kotschwar
Josh Manley
William Mcclendon
Andrew Morton
Kimberly Nelson
Matthew O'mara
Nancy Olkewicz
Molly Phillips
Martha Poindexter
Brad Prewitt
Jenny Reeves
Rachelle Schroeder
Thomas Shipman
Les Spivey
Eric Steiner
Dawn Stump
Doug Sullivan
Marvin Sullivan
Marie Thomas
James Thompson
Doris Wagley
Virginia Wallace
Tyler Wegmeyer
Margaret Wicker
Andrew Willison



American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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