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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



American RadioWorks |
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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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