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Back to The Data

Office of

Rick Santorum


Total cost of 78 office trips: $73,749.34


Trips by Rick Santorum
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $7,169.10

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: JG HOLDINGS INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 24, 2000
Expense: $380.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW
Purpose: TV APPEARANCE
Date: Oct 18, 2000
Expense: $217.60
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: LEGATUS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR SELF AND SPOUSE
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE HOLY CROSS FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,000.00
source

Destination: CINCINNATI, OH
Sponsor: Catholic Men's Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 9, 2002
Expense: $987.50
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP MEETING
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,183.00
source

Destination: THE TIDES INN, IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEETING OF HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rick Santorum

Sarah Berk
Matthew Beynon
Randall Brandt
Andrew Cantor
Paul Feenstra
Kate Harris
Jill Hershey
Ashley Horning
Elizabeth Keys
Michelle Kitchen
Virginia Largay
Barbara Ledeen
Heather Maclean
Eric Miller
Anna Mitchell
Zachary Moore
Chris Myers
Wayne Palmer
Tim Petty
Jeremy Reyes
Mark Rodgers
Dan Ronayne
Melissa Sabatine
Melissa Seckora
Jeff Stoltzfoos
Jennifer Sweeney
Julie Teer
Robert Traynham
Jennifer Vesey



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

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