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Back to The Data

Office of

Charles Gonzalez


Total cost of 45 office trips: $73,606.33


Trips by Charles Gonzalez
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $17,814.49

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,223.44
source

Destination:
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: MEETING ON EDUCATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $304.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TELECOM POLICY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2005 INTERNATIONAL CES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,111.14
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-DETROIT-SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,606.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SARASOTA-SAN ANTONIO (DISTRICT)
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,801.31
source

Destination: HOUSTON TX
Sponsor: Greater Houston Partnership
Purpose: GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP 2005 TX CONGRESSIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Feb 28, 2005
Expense: $202.40
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $592.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Greg Davis
Rosemary Garza
Kevin Kimble
Adrian Saenz
Stephanie Smith
Anthony Zaffirini



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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