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Back to The Data

Office of

Charles Bass


Total cost of 28 office trips: $38,054.51


Trips by Charles Bass
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $17,333.85

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TRIP TO GATHER HIGH-TECH INFORMATION
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.20
source

Destination: MIT, BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING N.E. TECH. EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: GREENBRIER (WEST VIRGINIA)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,424.00
source

Destination: NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: State of New Jersey
Purpose: THE CONGRESSMAN WILL TESTIFY IN COURT ON BEHALF OF THE STATE
Date: Apr 18, 2001
Expense: $523.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA / DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO REPRESENT THE COMMERCE COMM. * A CEA CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,542.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MTGS. AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,924.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT @ THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,456.19
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MTG. IN DETROIT, MI
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,917.63
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Independent Bakers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,154.80
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, NH - LAS VEGAS - PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 CES AND ATTEND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.62
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Bass

John Billings
Darwin Cusack
Francis Furtado
Tad Furtado
Neil Levesque
Alissa Southworth
Jennifer Warren
Virginia Wilbert
Virginia Witbert



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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