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Back to The Data

Office of

John Warner


Total cost of 55 office trips: $89,222.28


Trips by John Warner
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $9,696.70

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 14, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL
Date: Oct 15, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.00
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $857.00
source

Destination: NEW CHURCH, VIRGINIA (ACCOMACK)
Sponsor: MOSBACHER ENERGY COMPANIES & TM POWER VENTURES
Purpose: TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER, & DEDICATE COMMONWEALTH CHESAPEAKE POWER STATION
Date: Aug 14, 2000
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (THE GREENBRIER) WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AND BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE ANNUAL BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATION COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Colonial Williamsburg
Purpose: VETERANS DAY SPEECH
Date: Nov 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $574.88
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB
Purpose: ONE-WAY TRAVEL FROM NORFOLK TO WASHINGTON, D.C. PROVIDED BECAUSE NO COMMERCIAL FLIGHT AVAILABLE. KEYNOTE ADDRESS GIVEN BY SENATOR WARNER FOR CITY OF NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB ANNUAL JAMBOREE-VA. OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE COACH
Date: Mar 6, 2002
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH TO THE VA. INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FOUNDATION "EVENING OF EXCELLENCE" AND RECEIVE AWARD
Date: Jul 12, 2002
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: FROM SMITHFIELD, VA TO WINCHESTER, VA
Sponsor: Smithfield Virginia
Purpose: AIRPLANE PROVIDED BY THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR 250TH BIRTHDAY-(OFFICIAL PARADE AND REMARKS)
Date: Sep 28, 2002
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Plaza Hotel
Purpose: ACCEPTING AN AWARD FROM THE MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $426.92
source

Destination: EMORY, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Emory and Henry College
Purpose: TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Warner

Ben Cassidy
Chris Delacy
John Frierson
William Greenwalt
Gary Hall
Mary Alice Hayward
James Kadtke
Thomas Mackenzie
Susan Magill
Christopher Micci
Wendy Moltrup
Meredith Moseley
Chas Phillips
John Robinson
Geoffrey Schwartzman
Cord Sterling
Thomas Super
John Ullyot
Kristin White
Chris Yianilos



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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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