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Back to The Data

Office of

Adam Smith


Total cost of 49 office trips: $115,698.06


Trips by Adam Smith
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $43,591.92

Destination: PHOENIX; SEDONA AZ
Sponsor: Qwest Communications International Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,596.47
source

Destination:
Sponsor: BOEING CO, MICROSOFT CORP WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK
Purpose: PACIFIC NORTHWEST STAFF VISIT
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
source

Destination: BEIJING, SHENZHEN AND TAIPEI, CHINA
Sponsor: ASPI GROUP AND SEATTLE PACIFIC TRADING CO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $9,887.92
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,093.96
source

Destination: MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Sponsor: COLUMBIA RESEARCH GROUP
Purpose: MEET N' GREET
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: HONDURAS
Sponsor: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Purpose: EXAMINE THE SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL POVERTY SUCH AS MICROCREDIT AND TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF CAFTA WITH PEOPLE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,713.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY TO BRING TOGETHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS, SCHOLARS, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION OF PRESSING ISSUES FACING THE UNITED STATES
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.34
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND TO PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,107.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE TO ASPEN
Sponsor: THE ASPEN INSTITUTE & THE DLC
Purpose: EXAMINE THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF GOOD LEADERSHIP AND APPLY THEM TO SPECIFIC REAL WORLD CHALLENGES AMERICA IS FACING IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,313.20
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND TO TOKYO, JAPAN TO NAGOYA, JAPAN TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT STUDY TOUR. THE TRADE AND POVERTY FORUM MOBILIZES POLITICAL WILL AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $10,205.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Adam Smith

Lars Anderson
Shana Chandler
Linda Danforth
Mark De La Iglesia
Brandon Hall
Jason Henning
John Mulligan
Hun Quach
Jordan Triplett
Andrea Tull
Ali Wade
Ali Weise



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

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