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Back to The Data

Office of

John Thune


Total cost of 18 office trips: $36,011.51


Trips by John Thune
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $15,778.80

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANNING
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $30.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATION
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $806.14
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,398.16
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: YORBA LINDA FRIENDS CHURCH
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,898.75
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: YORBA LINDA FRIENDS CHURCH
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,898.75
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ATTEND A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,847.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SERVE ON A PANEL AT NATIONAL GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,900.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Thune

Sara Hagedorn
Jennifer Hayes
Herbert Jones
Jafar Karim
Sandy Massey
Joshua Shields
Jennifer Thompson
Mollie Zito



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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