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Trips by*

John Gilliland


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,286.77


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SOUTHERN PEANUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON TRADE ISSUES AT MEETING OF SOUTHEASTERN PEANUT GROWERS
Date: Jul 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: BLAINE, WA (USA)
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT 2003 SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM HELD BY U.S. SWEETENER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,837.55
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA; ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP & TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,349.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: CHINA (BEIJING & SHANGHAI)
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET W/CHINESE OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,740.51
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, TOUR OF A LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $440.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF CHILE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: SPEAK TO NATIONAL GATHERING OF COTTON PRODUCERS REGARDING THE FARM BILL
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR (FACT-FINDING) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CORN PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $990.62
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Purpose: TO ADDRESS MEMBERS OF COTTON WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA REGARDING FARM LEGISLATION
Date: Dec 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $588.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN BAR ASSOC CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,733.09
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Gilliland.


American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
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  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.