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Back to The Data

Office of

Rob Portman


Total cost of 27 office trips: $49,721.70


Trips by Rob Portman
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $12,628.91

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Carpenters Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 24, 2000
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: DC-ST. MICHAEL'S MARYLAND VIA CAR
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2002
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN WEF ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Destination: CINCINNATI/ZURICH/WASHINGTON
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN PARTICIPATED IN FORUM
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,907.84
source

Destination: 2 NIGHTS AT THE INN AT PERRY CABIN, ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN ELECTED LEADERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CANNON HOB-ROBERT TRENT JONES CLUB-DULLES AIRPORT
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: AEI ECONOMIC POLICY CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $765.86
source

Destination: CANNON HOB-TIDES INN, IRVINGTON, VA-RICHMOND AIRPORT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rob Portman

Daniel Bucci
Kyle Downey
Rob Lehman
Barbara Pate
Robert Schellhas



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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