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Back to The Data

Office of

Lee Terry


Total cost of 39 office trips: $75,849.23


Trips by Lee Terry
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $20,766.14

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,744.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT (2001)
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: REPRESENTATIVE TERRY WAS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE EVENT
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.22
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL
Date: Apr 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,329.25
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN & UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY, TO BE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS THAT WILL AFFECT HDTV
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $5,115.84
source

Destination: MCCARRAN AIRPORT TO BELLAGIO
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONSUMER EDUCATION PANEL REGARDING HDTV ADVANCEMENTS
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,693.83
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lee Terry

Mark Anderson
Daniel Arlhetz
Caroline Baird
Dana Hanson
D Eric Hultman
Jamie Karl
Perry Pirsch
Dawn Sears
Jeffrey Shapiro
Robert Stien



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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  • 06.11.15

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