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Office of

Carolyn Mccarthy


Total cost of 28 office trips: $33,766.32


Trips by Carolyn Mccarthy
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $14,098.32

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $882.40
source

Destination: KEYNOTE AT CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINIANS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $685.25
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,577.95
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ceasefire Oregon
Purpose: SPEAK AT ORGANIZATION'S MEETING
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $783.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: INTERFAITH INITIATIVES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Purpose: TALK TO INTERFAITH INITIATIVES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: International Women's Democracy Center
Purpose:
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,403.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK LAGUARDIA TO NEW ORLEANS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $546.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY TO MINEOLA, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VIEW EXCHANGE AND DISCUSS ISSUES OF INTEREST
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $524.78
source

Destination: WASH. NATIONAL TO MIAMI TO LAGUARDIA, NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-TO INCREASE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GOV'T LEADERS AND NASDAQ LISTED COMMUNITY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,157.55
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,203.36
source

Destination: N.Y. (LAGUARDIA) TO CHICAGO, ILL. TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO REVIEW OPERATIONS OF THE SPONSORS AND TO DISCUSS OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES MATTERS
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,194.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Kim Beckwell
Christopher Chaffee
James Hart
Matthew Larkin
Mary Ellen Mendelsohn
Jim Messina
Joanne Rising
Christopher Rosello



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

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  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.