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Back to The Data

Office of

Thomas Tancredo


Total cost of 30 office trips: $78,760.90


Trips by Thomas Tancredo
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $40,254.09

Destination: DXB-DOH
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: UAE IN COUNTRY
Sponsor: United Arab Emirates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: QATAR IN-COUNTRY
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: ACCOMODATION AND MEAL EXPENSES IN-COUNTRY DURING CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: UAE, QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDATAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,065.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO PHOENIX, AZ TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Federation for American Immigration Reform
Purpose: TO BE A SPEAKER AT EVENT
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $819.45
source

Destination: DENVER-WASHINGTON-PARIS-TOULOUSE
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS HEADQUARTERS
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $11,712.18
source

Destination: MISSOURI
Sponsor: Jasper County (MO) Republican Central Committee
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR JASPER COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Date: Feb 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $760.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Tancredo

James Bergeron
Matthew Knoedler
Dan Kopelman
Greg Meyer
Molly Miller
Jacqueline Ponder
Jacque Powder
Christopher Rorick
Edmund Van Keuren
Mac Arthur Zimmerman
Macarthur Zimmernan



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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.

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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