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Back to The Data

Office of

Walter Jones


Total cost of 20 office trips: $35,678.84


Trips by Walter Jones
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $4,546.03

Destination: 4TH NATIONAL MITIGATION BANKING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: TERRENE INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $406.50
source

Destination: JUNE 9 - EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,706.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO ATLANTA, GA AND RETURN
Sponsor: Trinity Broadcasting Network
Purpose: GUEST APPEARANCE ON "PRAISE THE LORD" PROGRAM
Date: Sep 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $358.85
source

Destination: SALISBURY, NC WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: THE TRIP WAS SPONSORED BY NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE NC FARM BUREAU TO EDUCATE & CREATION CLEVEMILL FOR CONGRESSIONAL CIDER
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,074.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Walter Jones

Michael Araman
Joshua Bowlen
Geoff Bowman
Glen Downs
John Weaver
Katie Woodruff
Whitley Worthington



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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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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