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Back to The Data

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



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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