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Back to The Data

Office of

Lois Capps


Total cost of 26 office trips: $43,881.56


Trips by Lois Capps
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $35,683.85

Destination: HYDERABAD-BANGALORE
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON US-INDIA RELATIONS AND BILATERAL TRADE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,706.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: STRENGTHEN BIPARTISANSHIP IN THE HOUSE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: DC-SEATTLE-SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,460.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: MT OLIVET LUTHERAN CHURCH
Purpose: SPEECH ABOUT CURRENT ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,907.38
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACTFINDING ABOUT U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS AND INT'L DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $851.91
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Purpose: RECEIPT OF HONORARY DEGREE AND SPEECH
Date: Sep 21, 2002
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PRAYER, POLITICS, AND RECONCILIATION RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $398.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: University of California at Los Angeles
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $288.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT AND DISCUSSION WITH THICH NHAT HANH
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $221.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IA-GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: OBSERVE THE SIGNING OF THE "GENEVA ACCORD" PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS. MEET WITH OFFICIALS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS CONCERNING U.S. ROLE IN MIDDLE EAST PEACEMAKING
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $7,483.87
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA-PALM SPRINGS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $977.69
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN ISRAEL AND THE WEST BANK
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,078.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $105.50
source

Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: SPEECH ON NURSING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-FAIRBANKS, AK-ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE-KAKTOVIK-FAIRBANKS-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTHJUSTICE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING, ENERGY, AND WILDERNESS ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,506.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
Sponsor: National Democratic Institute
Purpose: MONITORING THE PALESTINIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,717.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lois Capps

Clare Dowling
Randolph Harrison
Jonathan Levenshus
Brigid O'brien
Jeremy Rabinovitz
Jeremy Tittle



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

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  • 06.02.15

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  • 05.28.15

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