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Office of

Sonny Callahan


Total cost of 23 office trips: $90,463.52


Trips by Sonny Callahan
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $42,831.58

Destination: JOHANNESBURG, TZANEEN, WINDHOEK
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $14,008.80
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV; SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKER AT SESSION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,768.50
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO TOUR POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $1,216.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY AND MORAN, WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER/PARTICIPANT AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,540.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,798.28
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sonny Callahan

Jo Bonner
Michael Galloway
Michael Sharp
Sarah Victoria Tees
Nancy Tippins



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Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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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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