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Office of

Sherrod Brown


Total cost of 33 office trips: $116,239.72


Trips by Sherrod Brown
Total cost of congressperson's 26 trips: $91,305.14

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,535.54
source

Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Sponsor: Ohio State University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Destination: NEWARK, DE
Sponsor: TAIWANESE AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 2, 2000
Expense: $971.00
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAQUA
Sponsor: NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE
Purpose: HUMAN & LABOR RIGHTS INVESTIGATION
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,705.80
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,951.20
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,344.95
source

Destination: SWARTHMORE, PA
Sponsor: SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
Purpose: SPEAK TO GOV'T CLASS AND GOV'T TEACHERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $201.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT JONATHAN KOZOI (AUTHOR) AND THE STUDENTS & TEACHERS OF THE SOUTH BRONX REWRITES ABOUT.
Date: Jun 19, 2001
Expense: $476.00
source

Destination: ST PETERSBURG - HELSINKI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE IN US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,265.80
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan
Purpose: SYMPOSIUM ON TAIWAN'S WHO CAMPAIGN AND INTERNAT'L HEALTH
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,902.64
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.46
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002
Expense: $1,563.15
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,016.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW-TOMSK
Sponsor: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Purpose:
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,907.19
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA-PORTAU PRINCE-CLEVELAND
Sponsor: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND VISIT AIDS CLINIC
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $990.10
source

Destination: MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,813.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DIALOGUE ON LEADERSHIP WITH COURAGE & COMPASSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $196.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM ON US-MEXICO
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,594.00
source

Destination: CLE -PINTA MITA, MEXICO-DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,848.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,050.06
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,622.25
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New Democracy Project
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
Date: May 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $405.00
source

Destination: ROME-VENICE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $8,746.20
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,415.76
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,414.36
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,718.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sherrod Brown

Brett Gibson
Tom Moore
Donna Pignatelli
Katherine Porter



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.