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Back to The Data

Office of

Thomas Carper


Total cost of 51 office trips: $74,844.60


Trips by Thomas Carper
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,220.27

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, ATTEND BROOKINGS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $651.81
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC RESCHEDULED SPRING MEETING
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,604.63
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT NATIONAL CLASS ACTION CLE PROGRAM (CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION) GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE FILED ON 11/3/03, DELAY IN GETTING ACTUAL REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT FROM THE ABA
Date: Oct 3, 2003
Expense: $451.50
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: THE BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SENATOR CARPER SPOKE ON A PANEL REGARDING CLASS ACTION REFORM, WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,486.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETINGS TO DISCUSS POLICY/MESSAGE STRATEGY FOR THE COMING YEAR
Date: Dec 11, 2003
Expense: $392.01
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETING IN DETROIT
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,554.79
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HIGH LEVEL EXECUTIVES OF FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES, ARRANGED BY SIA. NOTE: A PORTION OF THE TRAVEL EXPENSES INCLUDE 1/3 THE COST OF A SHARED PRIVATE CAR USED FOR TRANSPORTATION IN NYC
Date: Mar 18, 2004
Expense: $412.36
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT, SENATOR CARPER WAS A SPEAKER AT A BREAKFAST PANEL ON 3/27
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,662.98
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: SENATOR CARPER ADDRESSED THE 2004 RSI SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,971.04
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING, SENATOR CARPER ADDRESSED ATTENDEES REGARDING ISSUES FACING CONGRESS. (NOTE: COST OF MEALS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE ROOM, NOT AN ITEMIZED CHARGE)
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.10
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,458.32
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR CARPER PARTICIPATED AS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $433.13
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Carper

Sean Barney
Stephen Gardner
Hilary Jochmans
J Jonathan Jones
John Kilvington
Tom Lawler
Sheila Murphy
Tony Park
James Reilly
Margaret Simmons



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

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