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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

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Office of

Henry Waxman


Total cost of 71 office trips: $187,708.87


Trips by Henry Waxman
Total cost of congressperson's 23 trips: $120,015.21

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JFK SCHOOL OF GOVT./THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,118.40
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,080.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: May 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,155.19
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,885.20
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT EVENT ON EVENING OF NOVEMBER 28
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,155.35
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,496.60
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 25, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,465.60
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,409.60
source

Destination: SHANGHAI, NANJING, AND BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $14,230.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: HEALTHCARE SPEECH AT UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,639.34
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Business Media
Purpose: SPEECH ON POSTAL ISSUES AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $755.12
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,458.68
source

Destination: RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GENERIC DRUGS
Date: Jan 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,504.87
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $8,078.00
source

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,701.30
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $9,035.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $9,112.60
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $8,334.80
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETING CONGRESS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Expense: $251.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA; MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,689.91
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON GENERIC DRUGS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,583.94
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION REGARDING US-ISRAEL RELATIONS, FOLLOWED BY GOVERNMENT BUSINESS MEETINGS AND SITE VISITS WITH ISRAELI OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $12,416.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Henry Waxman

Michelle Ash
Jeff Baran
Phil Barnett
Rebecca Claster
Brian Cohen
Patricia Delgado
Sarah Despres
Greg Dotson
Althea Gregory
Zahava Hurwitz
Paul Kim
David Mcmillen
Amanda Molson
Karen Nelson
David Rapallo
Philip Schilino
Nancy Scola
Naomi Seiler
Tania Shand
Joshua Sharfstein
Andrew Su
Alexandra Teitz
Denise Wilson



American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.