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Office of

Tammy Baldwin


Total cost of 16 office trips: $33,525.24


Trips by Tammy Baldwin
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $30,264.91

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Jan 12, 2000
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,040.81
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: LESBIAN & GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER, INC.
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $561.00
source

Destination: HARVARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,248.95
source

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,155.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, UNITED NATIONS, "GROUND ZERO"
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $706.00
source

Destination: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,132.36
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEMBER COMMUNICATION
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,010.55
source

Destination: FT. LAUNDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,301.16
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: FACT FINDING-EDUCATION
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,582.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-DETROIT, MI-MADISON, WI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: PANELIST; HEALTH CARE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $924.85
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tammy Baldwin

William Murat
Stacy Stordahl



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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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