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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



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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