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Back to The Data

Office of

Brian Baird


Total cost of 21 office trips: $47,266.29


Trips by Brian Baird
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $23,099.21

Destination: SEATTLE, ANCHORAGE, DENALI, ANCHORAGE
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,245.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Psychological Association
Purpose: DELIVER WILLIAM BEVAN LECTURE AT APA
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $411.15
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: CIVIL RIGHT PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,558.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT WITH THICH NHAT HANH
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $562.60
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE WITH JAPANESE POLITICAL, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL LEADERS.
Date: Dec 13, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $16,936.96
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Brian Baird

Matthew Beck
Grant Blume
Lisa Boyd
Michael Canning
Alisa Ferguson
Paul Gay
Ivan Kaplan
Jennie Kugel
George Nolon
Joel Rubin
Kathryn Stevens



American RadioWorks |
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

  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

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