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Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower


Total cost of 11 trips: $118,758.70


Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $10,667.43
source

Traveler: Julia Carson (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: BOTSWANA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $10,110.69
source

Traveler: Deron Roberson (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: BOTSWANA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,709.51
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BOTSWANA
Purpose: CODEL TO INVESTIGATE DIAMOND INDUSTRY AND MANPOWER. REQUIRE AGOA IMPLEMENTATION, AND ANTI-AIDS INITIATIVES IN BOTSWANA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,560.68
source

Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BOTSWANA (GABARARE, CHOBE)
Purpose: CODEL INVESTIGATING AGOA IMPLEMENTATION; ANTI-AIDS INITIATIVES AND DIAMOND INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $20,753.33
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $10,851.17
source

Traveler: Dollie Burwell (from the office of Eva Clayton)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $10,874.69
source

Traveler: Eva Clayton (from the office of Eva Clayton)
Destination: BOTSWANA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $22,174.18
source

Traveler: Erin Decuir (from the office of William Thornberry)
Destination: GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF BOTSWANA
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,062.01
source

Traveler: Matthew Reynolds (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP (FOREIGN AID, TRADE, BICAMERAL RELATIONS)
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $4,933.00
source

Traveler: Julie Philp (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,062.01
source



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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.

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