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Trips by*

Eric Dell


Total cost of 12 trips: $30,018.53


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Wilson

Destination: NY, KUWAIT
Sponsor: Kuwait
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,719.00
source

Destination: FABRIQUE NATIONALE, LIEGE, BELGIUM; EUROSATORY, PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Fn Herstal
Purpose: VISIT CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN LIEGE, AND ATTEND EUROPEAN LAND WARFARE SYSTEMS EXPOSITION IN PARIS
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source

Destination: ENGLAND
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND HOW IT AFFECTS SOUTH CAROLINA AT SAVANNAH RIVER SITE
Date: May 25, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,979.10
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO FURTHER MY KNOWLEDGE OF INDIA'S PEOPLE AND IT'S ECONOMY TO HELP MR. WILSON WITH HIS SERVICES AS CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE INDIA CAUCUS
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,259.85
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, U.K-LONDON
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT TO NUCLEAR FACILITY AND RAIL SYSTEM TO EDUCATE MYSELF ON ISSUES AFFECTING SAVANNAH RIVER SITE IN OUR DISTRICT
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,156.70
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: TO VISIT SAAB MILITARY PRODUCTION FACILITIES AS THEY RELATE TO ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,013.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,588.40
source

Destination: HARTFORD, CT NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT POSTAL ISSUES AND POSTAL REFORM BILL
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $852.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-FRANKFURT, GERMANY-KIER, UKRAINE
Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES TO SUPREME RADA OF UKRAINE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 2005 BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $181.00
source

Destination: DALLAS/FORT WORTH-HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: NUCOR STEEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP IN REFERENCE TO MR. WILSON SERVING AS CHAIRMAN OF STEEL CAUCUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $559.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Dell.


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.

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