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Back to The Data

Office of

Zach Wamp


Total cost of 29 office trips: $71,769.25


Trips by Zach Wamp
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $9,334.93

Destination:
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: FACT FINDING-TOUR OF ENERGY PLANT
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,305.58
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV-CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: FOR BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,751.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD WINTER CONFERENCE AS A PANELIST IN THE ENERGY POLICY PLENARY SESSION
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $730.82
source

Destination: DAR ES SALAAM - CAPETOWN
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AIRPORT SECURITY, BORDER SECURITY, PORT SECURITY, THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAM AND THE MULTI-BILLION AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,077.05
source

Destination: NYP
Sponsor: Morgan Keegan & Company Inc
Purpose: HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: May 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,470.48
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Zach Wamp

Melissa Chapman
Douglas Fisher
Deborah Frye
Helen Hardin
Robert Hobart
Deron Mcelroy
Kurt Schcieter



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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