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Back to The Data

Office of

Jeff Bingaman


Total cost of 55 office trips: $203,001.94


Trips by Jeff Bingaman
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $31,589.60

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: TO ATTEND A WELFARE REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,168.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,549.94
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,077.60
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,620.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,887.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,435.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,852.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Bingaman

James Dennis
Jonathan Epstein
Deborah Estes
Kira Finkler
Amanda Goldman
Angelo Gonzales
Todd Haiken
Carmel Martin
Jennifer Michael
David Montoya
Malini Sekhar
Randall Soderquist
Randall Suderquist
Vicki Thorne
Bill Wicker



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.

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