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BORDALLO, MADELEINE Z, Democratic Party
Guam

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $10,554.56

Average cost per trip - $2,110.91
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 424 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $4,700.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.70
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,599.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan-US Friendship Commission
Dates - November 9, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - LEP meetings between Members of Congress and the Japanese Diet on topics including political elections, foreign affairs, security issues and economics
Notes - Guam - Tokyo - Narita; Tokyo - Narita - Guam

Travel Cost - $1,281.75
Lodging Cost - $518.69
Meal Cost - $82.94
Other Cost - $28.03
Total Cost - $1,911.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Federation of Women's Clubs
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Guest speaker for 113th Annual Convention
Notes - Washington, DC - Florida

Travel Cost - $210.00
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $66.14
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $589.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina
Dates - April 20, 2005 - April 21, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - To give a speech to the annual GFWC of North Carolina convention on women's issues in Congress
Notes - Washington, DC - Raleigh, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $153.40
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $308.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - A minority health summit that highlighted important health issues facing minority communities today
Notes - Houston - Chicago / Chicago - Houston

Travel Cost - $687.16
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,146.46

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?