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Office of

J. Gresham Barrett


Total cost of 34 office trips: $75,672.14


Trips by J. Gresham Barrett
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $27,866.60

Destination: GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG, SC TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - GSP, SOUTH CAROLINA - TO TOUR YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT SITE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S (DOE) NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN.
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,774.09
source

Destination: OSLO, NORWAY
Sponsor: Geno
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO NORWEGIAN OFFICIALS ABOUT A PROJECT THAT WOULD ISSUES THE SECURITY OF AMERICA'S FOOD SOURCE (FROM CATTLE).
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $10,131.76
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.05
source

Destination: BUDAPEST-MUNICH
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS FOR THE TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE REGARDING A KNOWLEDGED-BASED, GLOBAL ECONOMY.
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,217.31
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: AREVA Group
Purpose: TO TOUR AREVA'S NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN FRANCE THAT HAVE EXPERTISE AND OPERATE IN EVERY SECTOR OF THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY, INCLUDING MOX FACILITIES, NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE, REACTORS, INSTRUMENTATION, NUCLEAR MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING.
Date: Nov 27, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,631.86
source

Destination: CAPITOL HILL-BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS AGENDA FOR 109TH CONGRESS AND TO GET LEGISLATIVE BRIEFINGS ON KEY ISSUES
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $441.53
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of J. Gresham Barrett

Susan Aiken
David Black
Darryl Broome
Sandra Campbell
James Miller
Jay Ragley
Darrell Scott
Greg Thomas
William Williams



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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.

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