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Office of

Richard Gephardt


Total cost of 37 office trips: $101,496.87


Trips by Richard Gephardt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,440.82

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees)
Purpose: ADDRESS THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 27, 2000
Expense: $1,163.00
source

Destination: BOSTON-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: ATLH
Purpose: ADDRESS ATLA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $607.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO,IL
Sponsor: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $151.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: ATLA YEARLY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $801.50
source

Destination: ATTEND MTGS OF AFL-CIO CONVENTION
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL MTGS
Date: Mar 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,270.90
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: TO BE PART OF STUDENT PROGRAM
Date: May 23, 2004
Expense: $8,099.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, CANADA
Sponsor: Sunbelt Communications Co
Purpose: TO MEET W/ UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS FROM US COLLEGES RE: EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 29, 2004
Expense: $1,348.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Gephardt

Edith Bernards
Robert Cogorno
James Davis
Matt Davis
Steve Elmendorf
William Frymoyer
Charles Jefferson
Sean Kennedy
Kris Kolluri
Moses Mercado
Michael Messmer
Daniel Navisky
Elizabeth O'hara
Shanti Ochs
Maura Policelli
Daniel Turton
Geoff Werth



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.

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  • 06.02.15

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