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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



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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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