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Office of

John Culberson


Total cost of 15 office trips: $28,056.29


Trips by John Culberson
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $11,236.48

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT, CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $306.74
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL-HOMELAND SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $433.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-TAIPEI, TAIWAN-HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TAIWAN'S DEFENSE NEEDS AND THE TRADE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TAIWAN AND AMERICA (ESPECIALLY HOUSTON)
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,000.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $775.34
source

Destination: TEXAS-DALLAS
Sponsor: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Purpose: SPEAKING/LEADING A PANEL DISCUSSION ON STATE AUTONOMY UNDER THE TENTH AMENDMENT
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $336.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Culberson

Bill Crow
Jan Crow
Tony Essalih
Alicia Lee
Jeff Morehouse
John Seale



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science-smart

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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