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Back to The Data

Office of

Ernest Hollings


Total cost of 45 office trips: $106,083.43


Trips by Ernest Hollings
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $10,477.56

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE, AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,808.59
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: MCI (formerly WorldCom Inc)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: Commonwealth North
Purpose: OFFICIAL NAMING OF TED STEVENS ANCHORAGE INT'L. AIRPORT
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,040.00
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2000
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Sponsor: University of Colorado
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,616.36
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,589.61
source

Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Sponsor: University of Colorado
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GREENVILLE, SC (SELF AND SPOUSE)
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $800.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ernest Hollings

Ashley Cooper
Bridget Ferriss
Amy Fraenkel
Alford Haselden
Dabney Hegg
Joab Lesesne
Chan Lieu
Brian Nagle
Julian Norment
Aisha Pearson
Danielle Renart
Toby Short
Sam Whitehorn



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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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