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BAKER, RICHARD HUGH, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $26,980.34

Average cost per trip - $2,452.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 241 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - November 26, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,360.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost - $303.00
Total Cost - $3,910.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - original had total costs in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $680.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Association of Risk Professionals
Dates - January 31, 2000 - February 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $765.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $330.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fannie Mae
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Financial Services -- Technology Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,950.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Meeting/seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $661.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,771.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle
Dates - August 31, 2000 - September 2, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $1,265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stephens Inc.
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $2,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak at SIA's legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Kay Baker, lodge cost listed as $305 per night for one room, other costs are ground travel

Travel Cost - $2,287.50
Lodging Cost - $915.00
Meal Cost - $884.00
Other Cost - $211.00
Total Cost - $4,297.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle
Dates - April 6, 2004 - April 11, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - To speak at various meetings at their conference and reviewed housing issues
Notes - Spouse - Kay Baker

Travel Cost - $5,256.84
Lodging Cost - $2,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,311.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dates - April 15, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - BTR - GA / GA - BTR (Baton Rouge) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 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.