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BACHUS, SPENCER T, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $19,409.10

Average cost per trip - $2,426.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 308 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Linda Bachus, meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,076.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Fe, NM - Solona Beach, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,313.20
Lodging Cost - $322.77
Meal Cost - $142.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,778.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - AAR Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,071.70
Lodging Cost - $652.00
Meal Cost - $320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,043.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - "The Human Moment" Retreat
Notes - Spouse - Linda Bachus

Travel Cost - $1,024.50
Lodging Cost - $256.00
Meal Cost - $211.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,491.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Securitization Forum
Dates - January 25, 2004 - January 27, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - didn't list year of travel, but it's stamped 3/10/2004, didn't list other expenses

Travel Cost - $309.10
Lodging Cost - $357.34
Meal Cost - $63.00
Other Cost - $47.82
Total Cost - $777.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Policy conference
Notes - Key Biscayne, FL - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $275.40
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,000.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,377.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - October 29, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (15 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - DC - Budapest - DC Personal Expense 10/29 to 11/6

Travel Cost - $7,017.78
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $765.43
Other Cost - $31.45
Total Cost - $9,023.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Grand Opening Ceremony
Notes - DC - Montgomery, AZ

Travel Cost - $741.41
Lodging Cost - $32.95
Meal Cost - $67.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.64

Additional family members - No

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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.