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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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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

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    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
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