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Back to The Data

Office of

Paul Ryan


Total cost of 17 office trips: $68,951.41


Trips by Paul Ryan
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $48,215.49

Destination: NO TRAVEL COSTS AS I WAS IN THE AREA ON PERSONAL TRIP
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: ATTENDED CONFERENCE - HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE REGARDING TAX POLICY AND THE UNINSURED
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $959.78
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM, SELMA AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,826.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ECONOMIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $520.79
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,734.70
source

Destination: QATAR/BAHRAIN/UAE
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $19,800.76
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $382.12
source

Destination: PAUL-MILWAUKEE-FORT LAUDERDALE/NAPLES-WASHINGTON DC, JANNA-MILWAUKEE-FORT LAUDERDALE/NAPLES-MILWAUKEE
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPATION ON SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,667.44
source

Destination: ASPEN
Sponsor: Claremont Institute
Purpose: REP. RYAN SPOKE AT THE CLAREMONT INSTITUTE'S POLICY CONFERENCE RE: SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Aug 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,599.36
source

Destination: TEL AVIV (ISRAEL)
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $14,724.54
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Paul Ryan

Leah Braesch
Peter Fotos
Joyce Meyer
Aimee Mikolajek
Cletus Willems



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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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