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Back to The Data

Office of

Lloyd Doggett


Total cost of 19 office trips: $134,825.99


Trips by Lloyd Doggett
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $124,749.93

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 26, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $9,117.68
source

Destination: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND; PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC; KIEV, UKRAINE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 17, 2000 (17 days)
Expense: $5,810.80
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY & THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 25, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $8,791.80
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,217.80
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,871.35
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,800.00
source

Destination: SITKA, ALASKA TO JUNEAU
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,217.84
source

Destination: SINGAPORE, THAILAND, CAMBODIA
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: MEETING WITH SINGAPOREAN GOVERNMENTAL, BUSINESS & ACADEMIC LEADERS
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (13 days)
Expense: $16,592.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTENDING CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (16 days)
Expense: $7,734.80
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 22, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,450.60
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 17, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,494.52
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX TO SHANGHAI, CHINA BEIJING, CHINA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $17,846.04
source

Destination: ISTANBUL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: May 27, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $7,804.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lloyd Doggett

Julie Davis
Mara Dowdall
Melissa Mueller



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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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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