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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Menendez


Total cost of 43 office trips: $120,992.84


Trips by Robert Menendez
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $48,578.06

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION FORUM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,802.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,623.09
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU TO MAUI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,927.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ TO MEXICO CITY TO MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH NEW MEXICAN PRESIDENT AND GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,834.00
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TX TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CHCI BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $639.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR LATINO LAW REVIEW OF HARVARD
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 29, 2001
Expense: $1,544.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE - SPEAKING ROLE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,953.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO FT. LAUDERDALE TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,015.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $625.50
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ TO LOS ANGELES TO MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,617.00
source

Destination: W. PALM BEACH/MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE WINTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,999.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: US Hispanic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Sep 18, 2004
Expense: $521.73
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,883.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Menendez

Amitabha Bose
James Datri
Steven Feldgus
Michael Hutton
Andrew Kauders
Jessica Lewis
Kay Licausi
Lauren Lyons
Maria Meier
Karissa Willhite



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.