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Office of

George Nethercutt


Total cost of 46 office trips: $71,799.81


Trips by George Nethercutt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $22,657.73

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,659.20
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA TO WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS
Purpose: TO ACCEPT THE GOLDEN PLOW AWARD AND THEN TO GET TO REP. CON
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,387.80
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Joslin Diabetes Center
Purpose: TO ATTEND USPS DIABETES AWARENESS STAMP CEREMONY
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $840.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES THROUGH MADRID TO MALAGA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,096.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,770.00
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN TO HAVANA, CUBA TO DC
Sponsor: USA Rice Federation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,925.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: MICROSOFT, STARBUCKS, VULCAN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,979.12
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of George Nethercutt

Karl Anderson
Darin Beffa
Andrew Braff
Elise Deschenes
Amy Flachbart
Scott Gruber
Paul Kavinoky
Megan Lawrence
Rob Neal
Shelly Short
Jack Silzel
Stephen Taylor
Kendall Van Pool



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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

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The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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