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ALEXANDER, RODNEY, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $12,887.56

Average cost per trip - $4,295.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 9 days
Rank of representative - 394 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Nancy Alexander accompanied.

Travel Cost - $7,810.96
Lodging Cost - $1,122.00
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $10,504.86

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Texarkana, AR - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To educate members of the public on the importance and status of work of the I-94 project and to increase the project's likelihood for funding in the upcoming federal highway program reauthorization legislation.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,481.39
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,776.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consolidated Truck Parts (CTP)
Dates - July 16, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sealy, TX

Purpose - Fact finding trip to Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc. to observe finished product line which uses parts built in 5th Congressional District by CTP.
Notes - Monroe, LA - Sealy, TX - Jonesboro, LA

Travel Cost - $586.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $606.01

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.