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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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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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