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Back to The Data

Office of

Hilda Solis


Total cost of 25 office trips: $29,907.82


Trips by Hilda Solis
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $18,468.54

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: LABORER'S INTERNATIONAL UNION
Purpose: KEY SPEAKER AT REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2001
Expense: $434.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,488.54
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TEXAS
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $395.50
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE: MIAMI TO HAVANA
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose:
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Destination: EL SALVADOR TO NICARAGUA
Sponsor: THE SALVADOREAN AMERICAN NATIONAL NETWORK AND THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.00
source

Destination: LAX-BOSTON-WDC
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,976.16
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT FINDING, PUERTO RICO
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,559.50
source

Destination: EL PASO, TEXAS
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP & WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,280.38
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,076.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Drum Major Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AT PUBLIC POLICY SERIES
Date: Jun 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $490.34
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Amnesty International
Purpose: TO SPEAK REGARDING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED BY HER ON CIUDAD JUAREZ
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Expense: $470.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: AMERICAN LEGACY FOUNDATION, COALITION TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH, SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION, AMERICA'S HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS, BLUECROSSBLUE SHIELD ASSOC., AETNA, WELLPOINT, UNITED HEALTH GROUP
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.82
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Hilda Solis

Carina Armenta
Nidia Bautista
Jenny Blau
Jennifer Grodsky
Donald Lyster
Yvette Martinez
Laura Rodriguez



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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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