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Back to The Data

Office of

Jennifer Dunn


Total cost of 51 office trips: $134,960.74


Trips by Jennifer Dunn
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $24,957.33

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,490.53
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: A SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $358.06
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MTG.
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,161.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Ernst & Young LLP
Purpose: ADDRESS ERNST & YOUNG EXEC.S AND ATTEND THE CATALYST DINNER
Date: Apr 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $893.62
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO THEIR EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $980.26
source

Destination: GREENBRIER-NEW YORK CITY (LA GUARDIA)-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,802.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: FROM DALLAS TO LONDON, UK TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,271.86
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jennifer Dunn

Douglas Badger
Vergil Cabasco
Ashley Cohen
Ruel Dunn
James Hager
Douglas Lathrop
Ben Lenderman
Paul Schlegel
Pierce Scranton
Yelena Vaynberg



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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.

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