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Office of

Bob Clement


Total cost of 23 office trips: $34,437.48


Trips by Bob Clement
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $18,307.94

Destination: NASHVILLE - FLAGSTAFF/SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,412.14
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,370.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: D.C.-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2001
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE - JACKSON HOLE - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,421.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON UNION STATION-NEW YORK PENN STATION
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: RAIL INSPECTION TRIP
Date: Jul 13, 2001
Expense: $286.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO NEW YORK
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL TO VISIT GROUND ZERO
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $269.00
source

Destination: D.C. - CHICAGO - NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: RAIL INSPECTION TRIP
Date: Dec 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,165.50
source

Destination: D.C. - FT. LAUDERDALE - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (13 days)
Expense: $3,158.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Clement

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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