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Back to The Data

Office of

Richard Armey


Total cost of 84 office trips: $164,834.20


Trips by Richard Armey
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $3,117.13

Destination: JOHNSON CITY, TN
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak Co
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 7, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $948.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose:
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA; DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: REGENT UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,475.13
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Armey

Siobhan Abell
Gayland Barksdale
Gary Blank
Kirk Boyle
Dean Clancy
Horace Cooper
Michele Davis
Dave Farry
Doug Farry
Douglas Farry
Brian Gaston
Brian Gunderson
David Hobbs
Siobhan Mcgill
Paul Mcnulty
Paul Morell
Paul Morrell
James Mullen
Margaret Peterlin
Amanda Pepper Scoggins
Heidi Stirrup
Lisa Vogt
Kevin Washington



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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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