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BERKLEY, SHELLEY, Democratic Party
Nevada

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $96,718.83

Average cost per trip - $9,671.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 60 days
Rank of representative - 38 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Freshman Democratic member fact-finding tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $897.50
Lodging Cost - $667.00
Meal Cost - $497.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,062.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Hellenic American Congress
Dates - September 2, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Greece

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Dr Lawrence Lehrner accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $4,963.60
Lodging Cost - $555.92
Meal Cost - $320.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $5,899.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Dr Lawrence Lehrner accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,085.10
Lodging Cost - $1,277.86
Meal Cost - $941.30
Other Cost - $1,988.00
Total Cost - $9,292.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - AIPAC Leadership event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $383.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $463.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - India

Purpose - educational mission
Notes - spouse Lawrence Lehrner -- lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $15,073.32
Lodging Cost - $1,847.32
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $587.00
Total Cost - $17,507.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Hellenic American Congress
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 2, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Greece

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational
Notes - Spouse Lawrence Lehrner accompanied.

Travel Cost - $8,782.20
Lodging Cost - $1,945.28
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost - $261.00
Total Cost - $11,708.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Lawrence Lehrner accompanied. Other costs are security, water, luggage room rental

Travel Cost - $7,900.00
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $12,043.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Lawrence Lehrner accompanied.

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,300.00
Other Cost - $140.00
Total Cost - $12,090.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Participation in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Spouse -Lawrence Lehrner; other costs were ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,881.10
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $3,936.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $11,292.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Las Vegas, NV - Israel - Las Vegas, NV Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,174.80
Lodging Cost - $2,128.00
Meal Cost - $914.14
Other Cost - $3,142.84
Total Cost - $14,359.78

Additional family members - Yes

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The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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