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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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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.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 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.