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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 |
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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