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Back to The Data

Office of

John Larson


Total cost of 25 office trips: $66,638.46


Trips by John Larson
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $15,895.39

Destination: WALL STREET, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SECURITIES MARKETS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEPORT AND HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,339.99
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,152.20
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT, GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: State Legislative Leaders Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK AT EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 14, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,537.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,465.34
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL "BIPARTISAN" RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,783.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,955.36
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Larson

William Cable
Holly Canevari
Elliot Ginsberg
Brian Mahar
Ellen Mccarthy
Tiffani Mendivil
Jonathan Renfrew
George Shevlin
Sterling Spriggs



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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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