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Office of

Patrick Leahy


Total cost of 15 office trips: $38,927.36


Trips by Patrick Leahy
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,314.09

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA CONVENTION FOR SELF AND SPOUSE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,021.15
source

Destination: ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Purpose: REMARKS AT MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION ANNUAL BANQUET. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Purpose: REMARKS AT MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION BANQUET, MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $295.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Purpose: REMARKS AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE SIMONS FOUNDATION AWARD FOR PEACE AND DISARMAMENT. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Nov 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,595.33
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC ASSOCIATION AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,857.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Allen & Company
Purpose: DISCUSSION IN THE PANEL SESSION ON HIV/AIDS AT THE ALLEN & COMPANY ANNUAL CONFERENCE. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jul 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,818.01
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE MCCONNELL SCHOLARS AS WELL AS THE GENERAL LOUISVILLE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,749.60
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: U.S. PARTICIPANT IN CSIS'S HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ENTITLED "THE FUTURE OF THE U.S.-FRENCH SECURITY RELATIONSHIP." MARCELLE ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $15,503.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Patrick Leahy

Steven Dettelbach
Kevin Mcdonald
Matthew Payne-Funk
Philip Toomajian
Erik Winchester



American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.