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Office of

Kay Bailey Hutchison


Total cost of 11 office trips: $26,731.81


Trips by Kay Bailey Hutchison
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $17,398.54

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Vinson & Elkins
Purpose: SPEAK TO FIRM'S WOMEN'S SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,746.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: George C Marshall Foundation
Purpose: REMARKS AT GEORGE C. MARSHALL FOUNDATION AWARD RECEPTION AND DINNER HONORING PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $1,625.27
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,638.20
source

Destination: DULLES, VIRGINIA TO HOUSTON TO DALLAS
Sponsor: Kinkaid School
Purpose: SERVE AS THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER FOR THE KINKAID SCHOOL GRADUATION
Date: May 23, 2003
Expense: $3,093.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTEND THE AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,020.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: SERVE AS SPONSOR FOR THE CHRISTENING OF THE USS SAN ANTONIO
Date: Jul 18, 2003
Expense: $275.33
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kay Bailey Hutchison

David Davis
George Lee Johnson
Lindsey Parham
Gay Westbrook



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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