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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 | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.