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Office of

Richard Burr


Total cost of 32 office trips: $76,965.34


Trips by Richard Burr
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $45,871.40

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $828.50
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL VIA JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Outdoor Power Equipment Distributors Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND COMMERCE ISSUES
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,153.96
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NV
Sponsor: UNIVERSAL CORPORATIONS, TOBACCO ASSO. OF US, LED TOBACCO EXPORTERS ASSO
Purpose: ADDRESS TO TOBACCO ASSO. AND ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,934.12
source

Destination: MARSEILLES, FRANCE & PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $18,413.80
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC TO AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,469.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,414.72
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN & SEVILLE, SPAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING; TOUR OF EUROPEAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $16,907.30
source

Destination: RULEISH, NC
Sponsor: TOBACCO GRONERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC.
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $750.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Burr

Alicia Clark
Jennifer Hansen
Peter Hars
Amelia Meli
Kimrey Rhinehardt
Brian Vanderbloemen
John Versaggi



American RadioWorks |
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Minorities and Special Ed

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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