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Back to The Data

Office of

Ander Crenshaw


Total cost of 35 office trips: $168,486.09


Trips by Ander Crenshaw
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $110,838.25

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT, GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $27,640.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA; SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,950.00
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US CHINA RELATION
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,424.00
source

Destination: LANAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATION
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $10,425.80
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,396.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY TO LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR ENERGY FACILITIES AND MINISTERIES IN ITALY
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $10,893.16
source

Destination: LONDON TO JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO GATHER WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US AND THE HOST COUNTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $11,017.87
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,776.72
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,870.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ander Crenshaw

John Ariale
Francis Gibbs
Michelle Presson
Nathan Riska
Ray Smith
Erica Striebel
Susan Warner
Ronald Whitaker



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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