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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Turner


Total cost of 24 office trips: $61,990.04


Trips by Jim Turner
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $15,854.50

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO RECIEVE "FRIEND OF RURAL WATER" AWARD AND DELIVER REMARKS AT BANGUET.
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FEDERAL POLICY AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,892.86
source

Destination: BEIJING AND ZUNHUA, CHINA
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: TO FACILITATE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVED BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH CHINA.
Date: May 24, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $10,976.64
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Turner

Trenton Ashby
Scott Bates
Elizabeth Burks
Allan Freyer
Elizabeth Hurley
Carl Maxwell
Michael Mullen
R David Pore
John Sopko



American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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