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BARRETT, JAMES GRESHAM, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $27,866.61

Average cost per trip - $4,644.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 235 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 12, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To tour the Department of Energy's nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain
Notes - Spouse Natalie Barrett accompanied. Other costs include helicopter to Yucca and shuttle fees

Travel Cost - $2,016.00
Lodging Cost - $259.42
Meal Cost - $686.00
Other Cost - $812.67
Total Cost - $3,774.09

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - audio visual equipment used by sponsor

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - GENO
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 20, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Oslo, Norway

Purpose - To speak to Norwegian officials about a prospect that would ensure security of America's food source (from cattle)
Notes - Spouse - Natalie F. Barrett

Travel Cost - $8,681.91
Lodging Cost - $1,087.74
Meal Cost - $362.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,131.77

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Discuss agenda for 109th Congress and to get legislative briefings on key issues
Notes - Capitol Hill - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $113.89
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $441.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Areva Inc
Dates - November 27, 2004 - December 3, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - To tour AREVA's nuclear facilities in France that have expertise and operate in every sector of the nuclear power industry, including MOX facilities, nuclear fuel cycle, reactors, instrumentation, nuclear measurement systems and engineering
Notes - Greenville, SC - Paris, France - Greenville, NC

Travel Cost - $1,886.83
Lodging Cost - $1,089.24
Meal Cost - $655.79
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,631.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - To participate in panel discussions for the Trans Atlantic Conference regarding a knowledge-based, global economy
Notes - Dulles Int'l Airport - Frankfurt - Budapest / Budapest - Munich - Dulles

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

Additional family members - Yes

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.