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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



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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.

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