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Office of

Thomas Daschle


Total cost of 40 office trips: $64,107.86


Trips by Thomas Daschle
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $10,365.53

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Mar 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,043.50
source

Destination: TO & FROM CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $2,067.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,839.00
source

Destination: SIOUX FALLS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Aug 15, 2003
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,113.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $565.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $758.06
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, KS
Sponsor: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SENATOR DASCHLE DELIVERED THE LANDON LECTURE ON MAY 10
Date: May 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Daschle

Josh Ackil
Jonathan Adelstein
Joan Huffer
Evan Johesman
Mark Lippert
Jeffrey Mitchell
Sheila Murphy
Eric Olsen
Eric Olson
Mark Patterson
Daniel Pfeiffer
Sean Richardson
Joe Trahern
Peter Umhofer
Zabrae Valentine
Brad Van Dam



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.

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