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Back to The Data

Office of

Silvestre Reyes


Total cost of 30 office trips: $44,602.29


Trips by Silvestre Reyes
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $16,593.33

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: May 29, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,550.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,498.18
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: EL PASO TO PHOENIX TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH DURING 72ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN ANTONIO TO EL PASO, TX
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION EDUCATION PROJECT
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH AT THE LATINO VOTE 2001 BANQUET.
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $972.25
source

Destination: PHOENIX TO LOS ANGELES TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,338.50
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MX
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT UNRESOLVED MURDERS OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, WHICH BORDERS WITH EL PASO, TX.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Air Force Sergeants Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AIRFORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION WHERE HE WAS AWARDED AFSA'S L. MENDEL RIVERS AWARD OF LEGISLATIVE EXCELLENCE
Date: Aug 2, 2005
Expense: $330.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Silvestre Reyes

Elva Allan
Perry Brody
Enrique Gallegos
Kira Maas
Rene Munoz
Salvador Payan
Alejandro Perez
Michael Torra
Guillermo Valenzuela



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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