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Back to The Data

Office of

Phil Gingrey


Total cost of 28 office trips: $62,699.83


Trips by Phil Gingrey
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $31,801.06

Destination: WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Expense: $1,751.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,716.84
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 18, 2004
Expense: $456.70
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: American Academy of Dermatology Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Expense: $335.00
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 1, 2004
Expense: $98.00
source

Destination: DCA - ATL
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $229.10
source

Destination: LAKE CHARLES
Sponsor: Charles Boustany for Congress
Purpose:
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,197.02
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,035.40
source

Destination: ATL - TAIWAN - REPUBLIC OF CHINA - DCA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $14,500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-JACKSONVILLE, AMELIA ISLAND-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: GTMA: ASSOCIATION OF GA'S TEXTILE, CARPET AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,482.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Phil Gingrey

Todd Coons
Robert Herriott
Mitch Hunter
Jonathan Osborne
David Oxner
Brian Robinson
Joshua Waller



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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