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Back to The Data

Office of

Nancy Pelosi


Total cost of 55 office trips: $118,165.21


Trips by Nancy Pelosi
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,828.35

Destination: SEAL BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR OF BOEING-SEAL BEACH FACILITY
Date: Apr 18, 2000
Expense: $579.30
source

Destination: OXFORD, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Oxford University
Purpose: LECTURER AT SEMINAR
Date: May 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,630.20
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Todo Puerto Rico Con Vieques
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,929.60
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI-NYC
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,844.25
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN-BARCELONA, SPAIN-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY/STUTTGART
Sponsor: PRIMARY: WEST START-CALSTART, CO-SPONSORS: UTC, INIBUS, BP, BALLARD, DAIMLER CHRYSLER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUS DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,475.00
source

Destination: NYC (TETERBORO AIRPORT) TO JOHNSTOWN, PA
Sponsor: GIRL SCOUTS OF TALLUS ROCK COUNCIL (FLIGHT DONATED TO GIRL SCOUTS BY C. ROBERT KIMBALL & ASSOC.S)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT GIRL SCOUTS' ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Expense: $1,200.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nancy Pelosi

Amador Aguillen
Carolyn Bartholomew
Caren Benjamin
Nels Benson
Daniel Bernal
Scott Boule
George Crawford
Brendan Daly
Catherine Dodd
Jerry Hartz
Cindy Jimenez
Stacy Kerr
Rebecca Levin
Lara Levison
Eddie Manansala
Mary Mccullough
Catlin O'neill
Tracie Pough
Cecile Richards
Melissa Shannon
Arshi Siddiqui
Shamina Singh
Deborah Spriggs
Jonathan Stivers
Jesse Strider
Michael Tecklenburg



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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