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Back to The Data

Office of

Robin Hayes


Total cost of 40 office trips: $73,945.77


Trips by Robin Hayes
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $20,648.03

Destination: CORNING WILMINGTON PLANT IN WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $848.50
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANNING SESSION
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPOKE TO FRESHMEN CONGRESSMEN
Date: Dec 14, 2000
Expense: $381.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: PHEASANT HUNT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: FUNDRAISING FOR CSF
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PRAYER & REFLECTION
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C TO THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,707.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV/ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $10,137.68
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.00
source

Destination: HAWK'S KAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: AS A CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S CAUCUS, MY PRESENCE WAS REQUIRED AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,992.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robin Hayes

Jon Causey
Andrew Duke
Neil Mahoney
Andy Munn
Timothy Peters
Thomas Sevier
Jennifer Thompson
Jana Weir



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

Learning from Video Games

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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  • 06.11.15

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