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BILIRAKIS, MICHAEL, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $31,177.12

Average cost per trip - $3,464.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 211 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Non-Commissioned Officers Association
Dates - July 7, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement and award presentation for his legislative efforts on behalf of veterans
Notes -

Travel Cost - $110.11
Lodging Cost - $137.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $85.00
Total Cost - $332.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend educational meetings regarding telecommunications
Notes - Spouse Evelyn Bilirakis accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $2,695.00
Lodging Cost - $1,568.40
Meal Cost - $543.68
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $4,810.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 7, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - spouse Evelyn -- no location indicated

Travel Cost - $2,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,076.00
Meal Cost - $1,310.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,386.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society
Dates - June 6, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Evelyn Bilirakis accompanied.

Travel Cost - $354.00
Lodging Cost - $1,962.00
Meal Cost - $205.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,521.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Evelyn Bilirakis accompanied. Other costs are phone calls.

Travel Cost - $3,149.00
Lodging Cost - $1,172.84
Meal Cost - $409.00
Other Cost - $50.76
Total Cost - $4,781.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement as a member of a Congressional panel
Notes - Spouse Evelyn Bilirakis

Travel Cost - $3,772.60
Lodging Cost - $2,044.75
Meal Cost - $145.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,963.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Spouse Evelyn Bilirakis

Travel Cost - $1,185.60
Lodging Cost - $1,824.66
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,310.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Hellenic Council
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Awards ceremony - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles - Washington, DC Personal Expense 3/7/05

Travel Cost - $1,137.61
Lodging Cost - $339.86
Meal Cost - $158.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,635.47

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Las Vegas - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,030.20
Lodging Cost - $2,043.75
Meal Cost - $362.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,436.60

Additional family members - Yes

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

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  • 07.02.15

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    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.