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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Conrad Burns


Total cost of 104 office trips: $204,387.04


Trips by Conrad Burns
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $36,629.70

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL AND FACT FINDING ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,396.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL, MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,519.50
source

Destination: DILLON, MONTANA TO ALDER, MONTANA TO WDC
Sponsor: Money Tree Inc
Purpose: TOWN MEETING
Date: Jun 16, 2002
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,109.97
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SPEAKING AND PARTICIPATE IN ROUND TABLE. MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,496.84
source

Destination: MISSOULA, MT TO NASHVILLE, TN TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE WITH MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $146.83
source

Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Destination: LOS BANOS, CA
Sponsor: JEAN SAGOUSPE
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING W/ MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,327.40
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL WITH MONTANANS PRESENT AT EVENT
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,820.65
source

Destination: BILLINGS AND BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $1,152.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON 109TH CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,369.18
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK CAMP AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $147.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $263.05
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT TO GREAT FALLS, MT TO BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PRAIRIE KRAFT SPECIALTIES
Purpose: FIRE DANGER FACT FINDING AND SMALL AIRPORT AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Expense: $366.53
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL. MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $3,240.85
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: American Public Communications Council
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $8,003.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Conrad Burns

Eric Bovim
Will Brooke
Todd Capser
Benjamin Good
Ryen Graer
Sara Hagedorn
Prabhat Hajela
Christine Heggem
Clark Johnson
James Mccray
Ric Molen
Ric Moler
Jennifer O'shea
Jennifer Owen
Jodi Peters
Erin Pierce
Randall Popelka
Michael Rawson
Heather Sethre
Kristin Smith
Jarrod Thompson



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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?