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Back to The Data

Office of

Scott Mcinnis


Total cost of 34 office trips: $90,150.81


Trips by Scott Mcinnis
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $53,730.59

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,934.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE PANEL
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,533.53
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: VAIL FOUNDATION, AEI
Purpose: WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,813.21
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $5,144.10
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $5,950.30
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Purpose: TO GIVE LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,206.22
source

Destination: PASCAGOULA, MS
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: MESA VERDE KEEL LAYING
Date: Feb 25, 2003
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,696.90
source

Destination: KLAMUTH FALLS, OR TO SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: BNSF FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,106.08
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: 2003 WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $954.00
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM TO SOLONIA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,696.45
source

Destination: LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PANELIST AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,898.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI TO GROUND JUNCTION, COLORADO
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - SERVED ON PANEL
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,612.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC (DULLES) TO TAIWAN (CKS INTERNATIONAL) AND RETURN TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Scott Mcinnis

Christopher Allen
Mitchell Butler
Christopher Hatcher
Michael Hesse
Jon Hrobsky
J. Karen Paulson
Jason Reese
David Sprenger



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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