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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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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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