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Back to The Data

Office of

Charles Pickering


Total cost of 38 office trips: $39,078.90


Trips by Charles Pickering
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $14,850.99

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA WIRELESS 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Purpose: SPEAK TO BANCORP SOUTH DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 16, 2001
Expense: $1,229.00
source

Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR IN WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONG. RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MAKE SPEECH, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE:WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,193.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,415.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2002 WIRELESS CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $934.09
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONA RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, MS
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR A NEW AMERICAN EUROCOPTER FACILITY.
Date: Aug 7, 2003
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-JACKSON, MS
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: TOUR BELL SOUTH FACILITIES AND SEE THEIR IP VIDEO SERVICES
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $855.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - STARKVILLE, MS
Sponsor: Aurora Flight Sciences
Purpose: INAUGURAL DELIVER OF 1ST ORDER OF AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE TO BE BUILT AT NEW PLANT IN MS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $616.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Pickering

Susan Butler
Michael Chappell
David Hurst
Cade King
Michael Lipski
John Rounsaville



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

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  • 06.17.15

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