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Back to The Data

Office of

Doc Hastings


Total cost of 43 office trips: $70,863.32


Trips by Doc Hastings
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $18,369.93

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT SALLAFIELD NUCLEAR SITE
Date: Jan 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $7,813.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER-WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Exchange-Monitor Publications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 22, 2001
Expense: $859.66
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Exchange-Monitor Publications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON NUCLEAR POLICY
Date: Oct 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,416.71
source

Destination: PASCO, WA - TUCSON, AZ - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: WASTE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIA, INC.
Purpose: SPEAKER ON DOE AND WHAT CONGRESS CAN EXPECT TO DO WITH THE FY '05 BUDGET REQUEST FOR CLEAN UP PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,202.90
source

Destination: YAKIMA, WA - STUART ISLAND, B.C. - PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN AN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM FOCUSED ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,170.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Aug 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,067.66
source

Destination: MR. HASTINGS: DC-PHOENIX, AZ-PASCO, WA MRS. HASTINGS: PASCO, WA-PHOENIX, AZ-PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Doc Hastings

Jessica Baker
James Brown
Ed Cassidy
Jon Devaney
Elizabeth Fortunato
Jessica Gleason
Jennifer Gorski
J Stevens Lanich
Jeff Markey
Tyler Prout
Jennifer Scott
Jenn Spurgat
Staci Stevenson
Douglas Stout
Stephanie Thornton
Tiffany Turner
Todd Young



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

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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