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Back to The Data

Office of

Rush Holt


Total cost of 20 office trips: $75,931.67


Trips by Rush Holt
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $65,212.86

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ATTEND NYSE DAY FOR FRESHMAN MEMBERS
Date: Jan 24, 2000
Expense: $433.75
source

Destination: DELHI- HYDERABAD - BANGALORE - DELHI
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (12 days)
Expense: $15,955.08
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BANGALORE, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TRIP, DELIVERED SPEECH TO THE 2002 ANNUAL MEETING OF WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Dec 31, 2001 (13 days)
Expense: $1,684.66
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,433.00
source

Destination: CARLSTON COLLEGE, NORTHFIELD MN
Sponsor: Carleton College
Purpose: TO SPEAK AS PART OF THE "WHAT PHYSICISTS DO" LECTURE SERIES
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $439.10
source

Destination: COLUMBIA - MISSOURI
Sponsor: STEPHENS COLLEGE
Purpose: TO GIVE THE "ROBLES LECTURE" ON ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THOSE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $364.50
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ - CANCUN, MEXICO - NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,177.87
source

Destination: NEWARK AIRPORT - LAS VEGAS AIRPORT - ZION NATIONAL PARK-PARUNUWEAP WILDERNESS STUDY AREA-KANAB, UTAH-GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT-MOAB, UTAH-ESCALANTE, UTAH - LAS VEGAS AIRPORT - NEWARK AIRPORT
Sponsor: Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Purpose: TO DISCUSS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND OTHER WILDERNESS AND PARK ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,669.50
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,159.56
source

Destination: PARIS-LONDON-STUTTGART-VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN-BRESSANONE, ITALY-WASHINGTON, DC; ML: NEWARK-STUTTGART-VADUZ-BRESSANONE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC, TRADE, AND FOREIGN POLICY INTERESTS OF MUTUAL CONCERN AND INTEREST
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $11,304.55
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-MADISON, WI-NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $386.29
source

Destination: COLBY COLLEGE (WATERVILLE, ME)
Sponsor: Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College
Purpose: TO ADDRESS COLBY COLLEGE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND LOCAL RESIDENTS ON ENERGY POLICY IN THE NEW CONGRESS
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rush Holt

Mark Dedrick
Matthew Dennis
Bill Goold
Mark Matzen
Michelle Mulder
Jennifer Surovy



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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.

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