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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Thompson


Total cost of 25 office trips: $103,527.55


Trips by Mike Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $76,294.74

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON HUNTING AND OTHER SPORTSMEN-RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,715.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE REGARDING U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETING WITH IOWA WINE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE, VISIT CONSERVATION PROJECT AND HOLD MEETINGS WITH RESOURCE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES.
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: San Francisco/MIAMI/CUBA/MIAMI/San Francisco
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: TO MEET WITH CUBAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TRADE REPRESENTATIVES AND U.S. INTEREST SECTION OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO HOST AND PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF SPORTING CLAYS, WINE TASTING, DINNER AND AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION (CHARITY EVENT).
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,859.00
source

Destination: GROTON, CT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH LEADERS FROM THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY & CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES FACING AMERICA'S SPORTING TRADITIONS
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,427.00
source

Destination: BEHRING RANCH, CA
Sponsor: UST Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF CALIFORNIA SPORTSMEN
Date: Dec 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,176.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE 16TH ANNUAL QUAIL UNLIMITED HUNT & MEETINGS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $873.62
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,410.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC DULLES TO SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK TO HUNTING INDUSTRY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPORTSMEN'S CAUCU
Date: Mar 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,117.30
source

Destination: OSCEOLA/DES MAINES
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF SPORTSMEN'S ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,741.00
source

Destination: DULLES-LONDON HEATHROW
Sponsor: International Federation of Wines and Spirits
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY REP. THOMPSON ON A CODEL.
Date: May 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $7,395.44
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO JACKSON HOLE, WY
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION SUMMIT DISCUSSING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE HUNTING AND FISHING COMMUNITY.
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,739.11
source

Destination: WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON-EVERETT
Sponsor: WASHINGTON WINE INSTITUTE AND STIMSON LANE LTD.
Purpose: TOUR WASHINGTON WINERIES AND MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE WASHINGTON WINE INDUSTRY.
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,339.02
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL WINE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF THE NAPA VALLEY.
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,791.90
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING AWARENESS OF THE NEEDS OF QUAIL AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $703.24
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,833.64
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,894.70
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON WILDERNESS AND SPORTSMEN ISSUES
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $879.34
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $17,745.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Thompson

Mandy Kenney
Tom Lafaille
Ed Matovcik



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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

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    Free Community College for All

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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

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