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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



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.