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Back to The Data

Office of

Nita Lowey


Total cost of 31 office trips: $95,001.20


Trips by Nita Lowey
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $66,675.25

Destination: NAPLES, FLA.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,129.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRIT. COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. - CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 28, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,532.00
source

Destination: SANTA FE N. MEX
Sponsor: Hearst Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH AT WOMEN BUSINESS EXES. CONFER.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,115.21
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONG. WOMEN'S CAUCUS LUNCHEON AT THE U.N.
Date: Apr 15, 2002
Expense: $50.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLA.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,369.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: US-CUBA RELATIONS; POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,408.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S./CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,997.72
source

Destination: GRAND EXVAM ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S. POLICY IN SOUTH AMERICA
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $6,344.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $8,113.20
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (16 days)
Expense: $15,809.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nita Lowey

Clare Coleman
Jean Doyle
Eric Feldman
Christopher Kukla
Matthew Traub
Beth Tritter
Katherine Winkler



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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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