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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Mcintyre


Total cost of 19 office trips: $32,938.55


Trips by Mike Mcintyre
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $12,274.67

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT RELATED TO OFFICIAL DUTIES
Date: Jun 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $582.61
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND QUALITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.00
source

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Campbell University School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING APPEARANCE AT THE NC BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $160.00
source

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC-SEATTLE, WA-RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING HIGH-TECH ISSUES AS RELATED TO OFFICIAL DUTIES
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,176.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO OFFICIAL DUTIES
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,986.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETINGS/POLICY DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,231.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Mcintyre

Caroline Barbee
Jeff Hogg
Audrey Lesesne
Martha Ann Mclean
Blair Milligan



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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