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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Todd Harper


Total cost of 13 trips: $14,392.40


Trips traveled under the office of Paul Kanjorski

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $801.00
source

Destination: HERSHEY, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: PANELIST ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AT HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2000
Expense: $94.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON MORTGAGE INSURANCE ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,328.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: SPEAK AT & PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.40
source

Destination: WILKES BARRE
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION AT EVENT AT SALLIE MAE PROCESSING FACILITY IN WILKES-BARRE
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: WILKES BARRE, PA
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION IN HOUSING ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Dec 18, 2000
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMY, SECURITIES ISSUES, BANKING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AND PARTICIPANT IN FHLBANK CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,021.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFINGS ON INSURANCE AND ACTUARIAL ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AND SPEAKER AT FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM'S ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.00
source

Destination: Orlando, Fl
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS
Purpose: Speech at and participation in NAFCU CEO's Conference
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: Miami, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: Speech and participation at issues conference
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Todd Harper.


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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  • 06.02.15

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