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Office of

Eni Faleomavaega


Total cost of 16 office trips: $116,306.38


Trips by Eni Faleomavaega
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $85,931.25

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Sponsor: USO MISSOURI (TRAVEL) AND HOWARD JOHNSON HOTELS (LODGING)
Purpose: ASIA PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000
Expense: $1,230.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,175.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA ONLY
Sponsor: SAMOA FOR ALL OF SACRAMENTO
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $145.00
source

Destination: DC-KOREA-DC Congressnan LAS VEGAS-KOREA-LAS VEGA daughter
Sponsor: KOREA-U.S. EXCHANGE COUNCIL, BETTER HONG KONG FOUNDATION, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ENHANCE RELATIONS THROUGH THE "MANDATE FOR LEADERSHIP: PRIORITIES FOR THE PRESIDENT" CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $23,933.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,450.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,359.63
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENTS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. WILL MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS RE: KOREA/UNITED STATES RELATIONS. VISIT AMERICAN TROOPS AT DMZ.
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $22,098.84
source

Destination: CONTINUATION OF KOREA TRIP
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: TO PROMOTE EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND JAPAN TRADE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $448.02
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION VISIT TO UN HEADQUARTERS
Date: May 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $616.70
source

Destination: DC-KAZAKHSTAN-SAN FRANCISCO-APIA
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: ENHANCE US. - KAZAKHSTAN RELATIONS, DISCUSS NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $24,373.70
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: ATTENDING DEMOCRATIC PACIFIC UNION INAUGURAL MEETING AND FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,100.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eni Faleomavaega

Timothy Johnson
Enere Levi
Lisa Williams



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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