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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 |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.