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Back to The Data

Office of

Rodney Alexander


Total cost of 10 office trips: $20,691.08


Trips by Rodney Alexander
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $12,887.56

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,504.86
source

Destination: TEXARKANA, AR-KANSAS CITY, MO-JOPLIN, MO-FORT SMITH, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA-DODDRIDGE, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA-LAFAYETTE, LA-NEW ORLEANS, LA-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: TO EDUCATE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC ON THE IMPORTANCE AND STATUS OF WORK OF THE I-49 PROJECT AND TO INCREASE THE PROJECT'S LIKELIHOOD FOR FUNDING IN THE UPCOMING FEDERAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,776.69
source

Destination: MONROE, LOUISIANA-SEALY, TEXAS-JONESBORO, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Consolidated Truck Parts (CTP)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO STEWART AND STEVENSON SERVICES, INC TO OBSERVE FINISHED PRODUCT LINE WHICH USES PARTS BUILT IN 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BY CTP
Date: Jul 16, 2005
Expense: $606.01
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rodney Alexander

Ivana Alexander
Royal Alexander
Murphy Chestnut
Peter Conroy
Jonathan Johnson
Jodee Niswanger



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

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  • 01.05.15

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  • 12.23.14

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