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Back to The Data

Office of

Kent Conrad


Total cost of 77 office trips: $155,670.67


Trips by Kent Conrad
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $57,041.17

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
Date: Dec 28, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,360.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,002.70
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF US NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,611.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,297.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,995.12
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,328.00
source

Destination: GRAND FORKS, ND
Sponsor: Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS-EVENT
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,684.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION PRIMARILY IN THE AREA OF AGRICULTURE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,142.00
source

Destination: MIAMI BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,218.36
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,134.50
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,454.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $814.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kent Conrad

Stephen Bailey
Mary Jennifer Cantrell
Rock Cheung
Neleen Eisinger
Jim Esquea
Robert Foust
Timothy Galvin
Lindsey Henjum
Aaron Hunter
Kirk Johnson
James Klumpner
Sarah Kuehl
Lisa Linnell
Thomas Mahr
Sean Neany
Sue Nelson
Anissa Rogness
Kelsey Rood
Wallace Rustad
Chris Thorne
Zabyn Towner
Bob Van Heuvelen



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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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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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  • 05.28.15

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