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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 | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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