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Back to The Data

Office of

Eric Cantor


Total cost of 55 office trips: $112,177.80


Trips by Eric Cantor
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $30,945.87

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - SEMINARS/BRIEFING
Date: Jan 5, 2001
Expense: $39.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,666.60
source

Destination: RICHMOND TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,553.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND TO FORT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $554.00
source

Destination: DC TO ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: DC TO GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: DC TO NAPLES TO RICHMOND
Sponsor: Financial Services Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,422.53
source

Destination: NY TO ISRAEL TO NY TO RICHMOND
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,632.82
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT AIPAC DINNER
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $1,797.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2005
Expense: $950.29
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,965.42
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eric Cantor

Rob Collins
Anita Essalih
Steven Karapetian
Matthew Lakin
Colleen Maloney
Matthew Mandel
Lawrence Seyfriez
Shimon Stein
Steve Stombres



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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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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