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Office of

Mark Kirk


Total cost of 36 office trips: $132,314.41


Trips by Mark Kirk
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $43,648.58

Destination: HELICOPTER FLIGHT TO YUCCA MTN.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MTN.
Date: Mar 25, 2001
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, HAIFA, ISRAEL; AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: OBSERVE AND STUDY ISRAELI DEFENSE SITUATION & MEET W/ ISRAELI & JORDANIAN OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $12,766.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN US/ISRAELI ALLIANCE
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $9,600.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,656.40
source

Destination: ITHACA, NY
Sponsor: Cornell University (including Medical College)
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS FOR REPRESENTATIVE KIRK TO DELIVER A SPEECH TITLED, "THE RISE OF CHINA" AT HIS ALMA MATER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: POPPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL AND THE US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP WAS TO INVESTIGATE IMMIGRATION AND FAMILY PLANNING POLICIES IN MEXICO
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,254.98
source

Destination: DC TO NEWARK TO TEL AVIV - IN ISRAEL: TEL AVIV JERUSALEM - TO THE NEGEV
Sponsor: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE US/ISRAEL ALLIANCE
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $14,076.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Kirk

Reed Bundy
Caryn Garber
Liesl Hickey
Sage Lansing
Patrick Magnuson
James Mckiernan
Doug O'brien
Jeffrey Phillips
Cholly Smith
Jeannette Windon



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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