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Trips by*

Brett Loper


Total cost of 14 trips: $23,282.46


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: HOUSE REPUBLICAN RETREAT; NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF THE RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING - REGULATORY/LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO LATEX MANUFACTURING
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL RETREAT FOR HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: KLETT ROONEY LIEBER & SCHORLING ON BEHALF OF PA TURNPIKE; SW PENN TRANSIT AUTHORITY; AND SEWAGE/WATER DISTRICTS IN SW PA
Purpose: REVIEW NEEDS OF MULTIPLE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Date: Aug 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $534.85
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,914.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,233.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,158.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; PARTICIPATED IN MULTIPLE PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,786.15
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $643.25
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $271.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brett Loper.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.