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Office of

Christopher Cox


Total cost of 68 office trips: $76,280.06


Trips by Christopher Cox
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $10,007.95

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Sponsor: Freedom House
Purpose: OBSERVATION OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.87
source

Destination: 2000 COMDEX SPRING CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: COMDEX
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (SPEECH)
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE'S ANNUAL CEO ROUNDTABLE RETREAT SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: ADDRESS (SPEECH) GROUP TO DISCUSS CURRENT ORANGE COUNTY ISSUES
Date: May 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $102.40
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: COS RETREAT AT GREENBRIER RESORT, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS W/OTHER COS/LDRSHP
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER RESORT-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Expense: $108.73
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2004
Expense: $135.74
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD (WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND, IN THE PROCESS IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Cox

Charles Brown
Ben Cohen
Benedict Cohen
Steve Devine
Uttam Dhillon
Tom Dilenge
Ernest Downs
Howard Fienberg
James Freeman
John Gannon
Jessica Herrera
Muhammad Hutasuhut
Cheryl Jaeger
Christian Lee
Carolyn Lips
C Mcgrath
David Olson
Sarah Petry
David Schanzer
Jonathan Tolman
Peter Uhlmann
Josh Weerasinghe
Paul Wilkinson



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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