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Office of

Joseph Pitts


Total cost of 44 office trips: $97,932.97


Trips by Joseph Pitts
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $33,470.96

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-LAHOVE, ISLAMABAD, KOTTI NUNA-KASHR BORDER OF PAKES
Sponsor: INDONESIA-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN PAKISTAN-INAYAT BEGUM MEMORIAL TRUST
Purpose:
Date: May 29, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,378.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 5, 2001
Expense: $145.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN, ALGERIA
Sponsor: PAKISTAN-INAYAT BEGUM FOUNDATION, ALGERIA-DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION
Purpose: PAKISTAN-PEOPLE TO PEOPLE DIPLOMACY, HUMANITARIAN ACT, ALGERIA-DIPLOMATIC MEETINGS, VISIT REFUGE CAMPS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,759.76
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $63.40
source

Destination: BANGKOK, LAOS, VIETNAM, THAILAND
Sponsor: Jubilee Campaign USA
Purpose: DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH NATIONAL LEADERS/STUDY HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,825.37
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-LAHORE, KOTLI NUNAN, MAZZAFARABAD, ISLAMABAD INDIA-BOMBAY, AHMEDABAD, NEW DELHI
Sponsor: PAKISTAN-INAYATBEGUM FOUNDATION INDIA-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN, USA
Purpose: TO MEET & BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS & NADS, PARTICULARLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $7,506.75
source

Destination: BELARUS
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIPS BY US & BELARUS
Date: May 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,490.00
source

Destination: SPAIN-MADRID & ZARAGOZA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS ON THE ISSUE OF WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Nov 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,360.10
source

Destination: DC-BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING/BUILDING COALITIONS
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $936.58
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Pitts

Angelita Avila
Julie Carr
Amy Jones
Derek Karchner
Nina Krig
Ken Miller
John Neville
Lauren Noyes
Monica Volante
Bill Wichterman



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

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  • 06.02.15

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    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.