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Back to The Data

Office of

Thomas Reynolds


Total cost of 31 office trips: $92,413.50


Trips by Thomas Reynolds
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $42,994.78

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PARTICIPANT IN 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,120.00
source

Destination: EDINBOROUGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,549.27
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,069.08
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: 2003 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS & DEBATES
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $15,174.88
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,712.21
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $913.34
source

Destination: THE TIDES INN, IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: National Republican Congressional Committee
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Reynolds

Michael Brady
Kelly Dixon
Dan Doyle
Sharon Hardie
Sean Mclaughlin
Tina Mufford
Sally Vastola
John Willis



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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