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Back to The Data

Office of

Ron Kind


Total cost of 33 office trips: $76,892.21


Trips by Ron Kind
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $33,610.07

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,767.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF MICROSOFT AND STARBUCKS HEADQUARTERS
Sponsor: MICROSOFT AND STARBUCKS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,513.00
source

Destination: DC TO AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,093.36
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF THE EU PARLIAMENT
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND ECONOMIC SUMMIT WITH EU LEADERS
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $16,396.97
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM; AL, MONTGOMERY, AL; SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT (GATHERED PUBLIC OFFICIALS, SCHOLARS AND PRIVATE SECTOR REPS FOR DISCUSSION; MEMBERS WORKED ON AGENDA/STRATEGY; GAVE PRESENTATION ON NEW DEMS)
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,491.07
source

Destination: 'DEVILS TOWER,' AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Sponsor: Dominion Resources Inc
Purpose: TO VIEW AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING ON ITS PURPOSE AND OPERATION
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $969.67
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Kind

Mark Aumann
Cindy Brown
Elizabeth Dunford
Sherry Harper
Jeffrey Mazur
Erik Olson
Bradley Pfaff
Darin Schroeder
Matt Trebon



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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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