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Office of

Jim Demint


Total cost of 34 office trips: $64,037.27


Trips by Jim Demint
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,969.99

Destination: SPEECH ON SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION
Sponsor: Citizens for a Sound Economy
Purpose: SPEECH ON SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION
Date: Jul 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,118.00
source

Destination: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Smith Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN SOCIAL SECURITY FORUM
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,631.78
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FORUM ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,814.87
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination: GREENVILLE, SC TO FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: TO ATTEND THEIR CONVENTION & DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS.
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,765.80
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: FreedomWorks
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ON ECONOMIC POLICY AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,905.54
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Demint

Susan Beals
David Gladden
John Long
Nina Owcharenko
Haliburton Rigby
Charles Royal
Chris Socha
Lesley Turner
A Weise
Marie Wheat
Jacqueline Wood



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.