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Office of

Steve Chabot


Total cost of 21 office trips: $77,155.96


Trips by Steve Chabot
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,228.96

Destination: CATS RETREAT, BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,192.50
source

Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER SPEAKER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS, AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,539.00
source

Destination: Pakistan-LaHore,Kotli Nunan, Islamabad, Muzzafarrabad; India-Bombay, ahmedabad, New Delhi;Taiwan-Taipei
Sponsor: Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign USA, Chinese International Economic Cooperative Association
Purpose: To meet with and build relationships with local officials and NGO's, particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan-Speak to Asia Pacific Security Interparlimentary forum, meet with President, Vice President, and Prime Minister
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $6,959.92
source

Destination: DC, NY, Cincinnati, OH
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: Chicago, Tel Aviv,
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $12,584.50
source

Destination: DC - BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Chabot for Congress
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Chabot

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Mike Smullen



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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